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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.



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.

Congratulations to Chike Jeffers
Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy (Tier 2)

Dr. Jeffers’ Canada Research Chair will establish Dalhousie as the driving force in Africana philosophy in Canada by collaboratively advancing historical research concerning major figures in the Africana philosophical tradition and creating space for African-Canadian philosophy as a distinctive area of research within Africana philosophy.

Part-Time Academic Posting

To teach: Philosophy 2660 (Understanding Scientific Reasoning
Date: Fall 2021 (September - December)

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6702


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, June 18, 2021
Presenter: Andrew Reynolds, Cape Breton University
Title: "Science relies on metaphor. Does it matter?"


Where do I begin?

Light in maze

The basic skills practiced in philosophy are the very skills demanded and rewarded in the most lucrative, influential professions. Start your journey by registering for a first-year course or pick a second-year course in an area of interest to you.


The Department of Philosophy is pleased to share the news that the President’s office has confirmed Dr. Letitia Meynell's promotion to full professor, effective July 1st. Congratulations Letitia!!

Congratulations on Kate Sutherland-Hartling, recipient of The Roland Puccetti Undergraduate Award for her essay:  Blame’s Role in Political Polarization: How it Prevents the Aims and Values of Blame from Being Realized and a Potential Solution

Congratulations to Trystan Goetze (Banting Fellow), who has accepted a 2-year Post-Doctoral position at Harvard University's Embedded EthiCS program.

Trystan Goetze's (Banting Fellow)  paper "Moral Entanglement: Taking Responsibility and Vicarious Responsibility" was recently published in The Monist.

Trystan Goetze (Banting Fellow) book review of C. Thi Nguyen's Games: Agency as Art has been accepted by The Philosophical Quarterly.

Tyler Hildebrand’s paper (with Thomas Metcalf) “The Nomological Argument for the Existence of God” has been published in Noûs

Please find the March 25th, 2021 Irving Glovin Lecture: "Africana Jewish Studies" with guest presenter Dr. Lewis R. Gordon, for those who missed it.