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Although the office of the Philosophy Department is closed; administrative staff and department members continue to work from home.
If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at dalphil@dal.ca during this time.


In light of the COVID-19 precautions and self-isolation, until future notice, the colloquium will be presented in on-line format via Zoom.   Link will be live at 2:15 pm, colloquium will now run from 2:30-4:00.

Friday, January 22, 2021
Presenter: Andrew Kernohanl,  Dalhousie University
Title: "Dispersion and the Deconstruction of Decision Theory"

Part-Time Academic Posting

Course: Philosophy 2120 - Philosophical Topics in Theory and Popular Culture
Term:  summer 2021, Term A  (May 10-June 28, 2021)
Day/Time: Monday-Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. (time can be amended)

: http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5169

Irving Glovin Lecture

Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:30 AST
Presenter: Dr. Lewis R. Gordon, PhD - Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut
Title: "Africana Jewish Studies"

This event is free and open to the public.


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Tiffany Gordon (PhD)  was profiled in Amplify East

Letitia Meynell and Andrew Lopez (Dal Philosophy MA 2018) have a new publication in Synthese,  

Lissa Skitolsky was featured in Dal News article: Saluting the Spirit of Hannukah during difficult times.

The Dalhousie Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences webpage is featuring three sample lectures by Philosophy Department members:   "Computer Ethics", taught byTrystan Goetze; "Ethics in Science" (Normalization of Deviance), taught by Letitia Meynell;  and "Free Will" taught by  Michael Hymers.

Emily Bingeman (Phd), successfully defended her doctoral dissertation:  "Epistemic Responsibility: on the Relevance of Feminist Epistemology to Mainstream Epistemology" on Friday, October 30th via Microsoft Teams.  

Lissa Skitolsky (Spatz Chair) was featured in Dal News: Speaking up against anti-Semitism

Tiffany Gordon,(PhD) has another blog post as part of the OpenThink Initiative

Michael Hymers has published “Wittgenstein on Aspect-Recognition in Philosophy and Mathematics” in Philosophical Investigations

The "International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics" has just released a special issue, Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin.
This issue includes work by Department of Philosophy members:  Françoise Baylis, Kirstin Borgerson, Letitia Meynell, Greg Scherkoske—as well as several alumni—Sylvia Burrow, Michael Doan, Ami Harbin, Carolyn McLeod, and Victoria Seavilleklein, and many more friends.  

Congratulations to Chike Jeffers, whose application to SSHRC Explore and Exchange 2020 has been funded for $5000.

Trystan Goetze participated in a philosophy by postcard project celebrating the centennial of Irish philosopher Iris Murdoch. All 100 exchanges between philosophers and members of the public are now available here: https://www.philosophybypostcard.com/" Everyone is welcome to view and comment on these

Tiffany Gordon  appeared on CTV News Atlantic to provide her perspective on the "cancel culture"