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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, August 17, 2018
: Christina Behme, Kwantlen Polytechnique University
Title: "Jester's Privilege: The role of jokes in the discourse of the oppressed."

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.

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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.


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.

Congratulations to Stephanie Kapusta who is the Interim Co-Ordinator of the Law, Justice and Society Program for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell were interviewed forThe Weekend Newsfeed with Kristy Cameron (580 CFRA News Talk Radio [Ottawa])

Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell have been interrviewed/featured on CTV 6:00 NewsThe Sheldon MacLeod Show, (begins at the 20 minute mark), The Truro Daily News, and The Chronicle Herald, regarding their collaboration with the Non-Human Rights Project.  

Duncan MacIntosh's paper, “The Convergence of National Rational Self-Interest and Justice in Space Policy; Extending the Contractarian Reduction of Morality to Rationality Into The Final Frontier” was recently mooted at the conference, The Weaponization of Outer Space, sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law.

Duncan MacIntosh was recently featured on CBC television's The National, in a documentary about killer robots

Chike Jeffers is co-writing the scripts for this podcast on the History of Africana Philosophy