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:  

There will be no colloquium on Friday, October 19th due to ARPA conference.

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.

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship  

Application Deadline: Monday, December 17th.

Submit completed applications and all documents to:
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o  Department of Philosophy
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2.
email: dalphil@dal.ca

if you have any questions, contact
Tyler Hildebrand, Killam Aadvisor for Philosophy Department

Full time Probationary Tenure Track Position

Department of Philosophy
Deadline for application: November 15, 2018

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.


Huge Congratulations are due!  Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief, co-authored by Andrew Fenton, Letitia Meynell and eleven other philosophers, has been published by Routledge. It is also available in Kindle

Christina Behme (PhD, Philosophy, Dalhousie, 2011) has been hired as a full-time instructor in the Philosophy Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  As well, Christina's volume (co-edited with Martin Neef), Essays on Linguistic Realism; has just appeared with John Benjamis Publishing Company.

Stephanie Kapusta's article: "Misgendering and its Moral Contestability" that appreared in the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia 31(3):502-519 (2016); is now translated into German in the Gender and Women's Studies Journal Feministische Studien 36(1):134-157.

Stephanie Kapusta has been interviewed by the American Philosophical Association Blog at https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/08/09/transfeminism-how-trans-issues-and-feminism-overlap/

Letitia Meynell's paper: "Picturing Feynman Diagrams and the Epistemology of Understanding," has just come out in Perspectives on Science.