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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 23rd, 2018
Dustin Olson, University of Regina
Title: "Russess's Reflective Equilibrium"."

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 Class

Course : Philosophy 2720 - The Good Life
Date: May 7-29
Day/Time: Monday-Thursday 10:35-1:25
Instructor: Greg Scherkoske
Registration opens February 26th

Fall and Winter 2018/2019 Timetable  

Registration opens March 19th
Please note: this is a draft timetable, subject to change.

Research Assistant Posting

Please log in to mycareer.dal.ca and view Job ID: 69929 for all the details
Application Deadline: March 22nd


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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.


Dr. Andrew Fenton and Dr. Letitia Meynell are two members of a philosophers working group supporting the efforts of the Non-Human Rights Project.  The philosopher's brief has been released on line, to  urge the Court of Appeals to recognize chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko as persons –

Dr. Andrew Fenton along with Master's students: Oliver Boettcher and Andrew Lopez, recently presented their work at the 4th International Minding Animals Conference, in Mexico City.  Funding was supported by SSHRC, through Chimpopolis: Science, Society, and the Political Animal.

PhD student, Tiffany Gordon is part of a BSAC panel discussion for Martin Luther King Day. She also spoke on "Information Morning" .

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.