About the Department
The Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy is one of the most active philosophy departments in Canada. Our program encourages independent thinking; makes us more thoughtful, tolerant citizens; and will prepare you for any career because philosophy is the ultimate transferable skill. No matter what your major, philosophy courses deepen your understanding of the world
Our Friday colloquium is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty, students and those interested present ideas and to engage in lively philosophical exchange.
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This week's colloquium
Date: - Friday December 6th
Presenter: Peter Schotch and Gillman Payette, Dalhousie University
Title: "What We Did on Our Summer Vacation: Musings on Dana Scott"
Applications for the Department of Philosophy Graduate Programs are encouraged to bel submitted by January 1st.
The absolute deadline for receipt of applications is January 15th.
For information on application and admission requirements, please consult our Graduate Programs.
Picture L-R) Francoise Baylis, Chike Jeffers, Michael Hymers, Duncan MacIntosh, Kirstin Borgerson, Greg Scherkoske.
Missing: Darren Abramson, Letitia Meynell, Peter Schotch
The Department of Philosophy's faculty encompasses a highly respected group of academics all of whom have an impressive record of winning publishing, research and academic awards.
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In November 2013, Dr. Duncan MacIntosh gave a paper, “Logically Private Laws” at the conference “On the Very Idea of Secret Laws...”, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, U. Penn. Law School. https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/secretlawstransparency/
Dr. Peter Schotch's book entitled: Introduction to Logic and its Philosophy has been published and is in print.
Dr. Chike Jeffers' book entitled "Listening to Ourselves" A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy. SUNY Press 2013. has been published
Dr. Michael Hymers attended the 2013 congress of the CPA Association at the University of Victoria in June where he read his paper: "Wittgenstein on Sense Data: 1929-1933" and commented on Ann Levey's "Hume's Infamous Footnote."
Dr. Tom Vinci's monograph, "Space, Geometry and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories" has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press."
Professor Emerita Susan Sherwin was a member of an expert panel which just released the following report: "The Health Effects of Conducted Energy Weapons"; by the Council of Canadian Academies and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences."
PhD graduate, Christina Behme's thesis has just been accepted for publication Behme, C. (2014). Evaluating Cartesian Linguistics: From Historic Antecedents to Computational Modeling. Peter Lang GmbH: Potsdam Linguistic Investigations. Under contract