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.


Department of Philosophy Admiinistrative Office Hours
The administrative office will be working remotely for the time being.
If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us


The colloquium returns to in-person, on campus format.
Masks must be worn and Dalhousie’s latest safety information can be found by visiting:  https://www.dal.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates.html  


Will be offered on-line

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Where do I begin?

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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.


Congratulations to Dr. Steve Maitzen, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie, and W. G. Clark Professor of Philosophy at Acadia University on the publication of his book, Determinism and Death and Meaning (Routledge)

Welcome to our Visiting Graduate (PhD) Research Student: Thiago Andrade Ferreira Dória; who is visting from Brazil.  

Congratulations to Clarisse Paron (PhD), on the recent publication of her paper: "Evidence,Testimony, and Trust: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Exacerbating the Crisis of Trust in Science

Congratulations to Francoise Baylis on being named as part of a prestigious multidisciplinary committee that will plan the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing being held in London next year.

Congratulations to Tiffany Gordon (PhD) for winning the Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Bursary.

Congratulations to Celso Neto, who, as of January 2022, will be a full-time lecturer of philosophy at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Congratulations to Sylvia Burrow (Adjunct), on being recently awarded SSHRC Insight Grant funding for 2021-2026 ($99,206).

Congratulations to Chike Jeffers who has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy.