Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

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


A department revolving around discussion

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


Dedicated to enhancing student learning.

Learn more about our faculty members and their areas of interest


Join our Friday colloquium

Enjoy the tradition of our weekly colloquium


About our Department

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


The Friday Colloquium is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty, students, and those interest, present ideas and engage in lively philosophical exchange.

No Colloquium this week

Date: Friday, August 29th
No colloquium this week - Labour Day


Warren Heiti successfully defended his PhD thesis.


Our recent Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gillman Payette, has been awarded one of the prestigious Banting Fellowships.  We congratulation Gillman on this great achievement.

About our Faculty

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Our faculty is a highly respected group of academics, with expertise in diverse fields of study.  Many have received teaching awards and research grants. To learn more, search Our Faculty.


Dr. Chike Jeffers' article, "Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy," has been selected by the editors for  a special virtual issue of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy celebrating their 21st anniversary.  

Dr. Susan Dieleman was awarded the Non-tenured Professor, Lecturer, Sessional Essagy Prize at the 2014 meeting of the Canadian Philisophical Assocation for her essay: "Meeting Philosophy's Demographic Challenges."

Dr. Letitia Meynell presented: Understanding Feynman Diagrams (to Understand Understanding)" to the workshop Diagramming Evidence: Visualizing Connections in the Sciences and the Humanities, sponsored by the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor.

Dr. Duncan MacIntosh presented "The Enemy We Dare Not Kill in the War We Must Not Lose: The Inverted Battlefield Moral Logic of the Justly Fought War On Terror"  to the conference 'The Weighing of Lives in War', held by the Center for Ethics and the Rulie of Law.