Our Department

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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, March 22nd
Presenter: Louis Groarke< St. Francis Xavier University
Title: "Aristotle and Oedipus: What Aristotle Tries to do in the Poetics"

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.

Congratulations to Stephanie Kapusta

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Kapusta was offered our recently advertised tenure-track job in feminist philosophy and social and political philosophy broadly construed, and that she has accepted.

Congratulations and welcome aboard Stephanie!

Our Faculty

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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.


Congratulations to Andrew Fenton whose paper: "A moderate Buddhist animal research ethics,"  has been published online

We are saddened to report that Judith Fox, beloved former administrative assistant of the Philosophy Department, has passed away. http://www.middletonfuneralhome.com/obituary/judith-fox

Philosophy Department Professor Emerita Susan Sherwin recently gave a keynote address to the Dalhousie Faculty Association on its history and on challenges to academics today.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYV8m3itjRs&feature=youtu.be

Congratulations to Professor Michael Hymers for be reappointed to the "George Munro chair in Philosophy - Metaphysics" for a further five-year term.

The Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Big Thinking panel on The Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence that Duncan MacIntosh participated in can now be viewed on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uriy6Ths0w&feature=youtu.be

The philosophy department's Professor Darren Abramson will participate Friday Nov. 23 in a panel discussion on how to secure the ethical use of big data in artificial intelligence. https://www.dal.ca/faculty/computerscience/news-events/events/2018/11/23/panel-discussion.html?cq_ck=1541700880424