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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, July 20, 2018
Presenter: Andrew Lopez, Dalhousie University
Title: "What Should Sellarsians Say About Animal Personhood?"

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.

Fall and Winter 2018/2019 Timetable  

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


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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.


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

Congratulations to Tiffany Gordon Phd student for receiving the 2018 Impact Award for Student Activist.

Kudos to Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell in collaborating with Nonhuman Rights Project, to submiit an Amicus Curae Brief to New York's highest court.

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