About our 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.
Department News and Events
Date: Friday, March 14
Presenter: Graham Priest - City University of New York
Austin & Hempel Guest Lecturer
Title: "Revising Logic"
April 2014 Exam Schedule for Philosophy
New Course: PHIL 2680 Ethics in Science
Philosophy student featured in this week's Dal News
About our Faculty
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 are a highly respected group of academics.
Our faculty have received many accolades and awards in the areas of teaching, research, publishing and academics. To learn more, search our faculty by name or research topic
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Faculty News and Events
Dr. Duncan MacIntosh gave a talk entitled "Spying, Secrecy and Drones-- Oh My!" at an interdisciplinary panel discussion on new technology and cultural change sponsored by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences "Cross-Currents" series, on March 6, 2014.
Dr. Darren Abramson moderated the #ProfChat twitter dicussion.
Dr. Chike Jeffers' article, "Embodying Justice in Ancient Egypt: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant as a Classic of Political Philosophy", British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2013), has been selected for a special online "Editor's Choice Collection", featuring 21 essays from the journal's history to celebrate its 21 years of existence.
Dr. Chike Jeffers' book entitled, "Listening to Ourselves" A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy. SUNY Presss 2013, has been published.
Dr. Peter Schotch's book entitled, Introduction to Logic and its Philosophy has been published and is in print.
Dr. Tom Vinci's monograph, "Space, Geometry and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories" has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.