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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.


This Week's Colloquium:  

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Presenter: Francoise Baylis, Novel Tech Ethics
Title: "The Scientist as Honest Broker of Policy Options"

The colloquium is held every Friday beginning at 3:30 pm  in Room 1130 of the Marion McCain Building (unless otherwise indicated). During the first hour a paper is presented. In the second hour, questions and discussion take place.

Summer 2018 Course Offering
Registration open

Course : Philosophy 2805 - Ethics and Health Care: Patient
Date: May 7-25
Day/Time: Monday-Thursday 10:35-1:25
Instructor: Stephanie Kapusta

Apply to our Graduate Programs

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2018
Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Greg Scherkoske


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The Department of Philosophy faculty members 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.


PhD student Tiffany Gordon gave a thought provoking presentation on “The Philosophical Implications of the Jian Gomeshi Case” at the Public Issues and Public Reason conference held November 9th and 10th at Carleton University.

Kirstin Borgerson was interviewed as part of an educational series for health practitioners in Nova Scotia. See the webcast

Duncan MacIntosh participated in a FASS panel discussion of the North Korea crisis.  

Duncan MacIntosh's paper: "De-Weaponizing Incivility and Disinformation: Do We Need A (Virtual) Two-State Solution For America?", was recently mooted at the conference, Navigating Law and Ethics at the Crossroads of Journalism and National Security.

Chike Jeffers and PhD Candidate Tiffany Gordon are featured in a recent article in The Globe and Mail  entitled: "Lack of faculty diversity can affect studies and career aspirations".
The article speaks to the importance for diversity in faculty to exemplify possibilities in education, career and life for all students.

Katie Stockdale, recent graduate of our PhD program and now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University, is featured in the Early Career Research Spotlight on the Blog of the American Philosophical Association

Letitia Meynell has recently published “On Political Correctness,” in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review   

Stephanie Kapusta has published "Intersex Diagnostics and Prognostics: Imposing Sex-Predicate Determinacy." in Topoi (2017) 36: 539-48