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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 this Friday, December 8th

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.

2018 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2017

Submit completed applications  - with all documents to:
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o  Department of Philosophy
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2.

Apply to our Graduate Programs

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2018
Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Greg Scherkoske


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.


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.

Katie Stockdale, recent graduate of our PhD program and now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University, is featured in the Early Career Research Spotlight on the Blog of the American Philosophical Association

Letitia Meynell has recently published “On Political Correctness,” in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review   

Stephanie Kapusta has published "Intersex Diagnostics and Prognostics: Imposing Sex-Predicate Determinacy." in Topoi (2017) 36: 539-48

Andrew Fenton has a blog that has been posted on Novel Tech Ethics Impact Ethics site, and has also published chapters in the following:

  • Andrew Fenton and Adam Shriver. "Animal Minds:The Neuroethics of Nonhuman Dissent."  In The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by L. Syd M. Johnson and Karen S. Rommelfanger.  New York: Routledge 2016:484-98
  • Andrew Fenton.  "Decisional Authority and Animal Research Subjects."  In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds, edited by Kristin Andrews and Jacob Beck.  New York: Routledge, 2018: 475-84