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Congratulations to our May 2015 Graduates

Department of Philosophy Faculty and Graduates

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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The study of philosophy will deepen your understanding of the world.

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A department revolving around discussion

Courses of interest for students beginning in philosophy, to those in advanced learning.

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Dedicated to enhancing student learning.

Learn more about our faculty members and their areas of interest

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About our Department

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The Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy is one of the most active and supportive philosophy departments in Canada. Our program will prepare you for any career because philosophy is the ultimate transferable skill.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

Academic Job Posting

10 month Limited Term Position
Area of Specialization: Feminism and Social and Political Philosophy
Deadline for application: June 19th

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Our Friday Colloquium is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty, students, and those interest, present ideas and engage in lively philosophical exchange. All interested are most welcome!

ACSEMP 2015 Schedule

Atlantic Canadian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy Conference
July 8,9,10th, Dalhousie University
Please feel free to attend any lectures of interest

Dalhousie Women in and Around Philosophy

Being a woman in philosophy presents unique challenges. Dalhousie Women In and Around Philosophy aims to provide support and networking opportunities for all people who identify as women, and who are in some way connected to philosophy. We meet sporadically for lunch, drinks and other activities. Sign up for our e-mail list. or  email Emily Bingeman at emily.bingeman@dal.ca.

Minorities and Philosophy

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is a collection of English-speaking philosophy departments that aim to address issues of minority participation in philosophy. For more information on MAP, please visit their Facebook page or e-mail at mapdalhousie@gmail.com

About our Faculty

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Our faculty are highly respected and award winning researchers and academics with expertise in diverse fields of study. They have published and presented internationally. To learn more individual faculty members, search Our Faculty.

FACULTY NEWS

Dr. Duncan MacIntosh has been invited to join the Editorial Board of "Ethics: An International Journal for Social, Political and Legal Philosophy", beginning October 1, 2015

Duncan MacIntosh presented, "The Sniper and the Psychopath: A Parable in Defense of the Weapons Industry", to the conference,"Ethical Dilemmas in the Global Defense Industry"  sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, April 16, 2015

Dr. Chike Jeffers' article: Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy has been included as One of the 25 Most Read Philosophy Articles for 2014.

Dr. Kirstin Borgerson's "Redundant, Secretive, and Isolated: When are Clinical Trials Scientifically Valid?" Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 24 4 (2014): 385-411 has now been published.

Dr. Duncan MacIntosh presented "Firing, Forgetting and How Rule-of-Law Values Require Automation of the Rule of Law: A Defense of the Use of Autonomous Weapons Systems in War and Peace", to the conference, "The Ethics of Autonomous Weapons Systems", held by the University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law on November 21, 2014.

Dr. Tom Vinci's new book, "Space Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories", is soon to be published by Oxford University Press and will be available January 2015.

Dr. Letitia Meynell's article, "Imagination and Insight: A New Approach to the Content of Thought Experiments," now appears on the On Line First page of Synthese.