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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.


Department of Philosophy Admiinistrative Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00-3:30
Friday -9:00-11:00/ 12:30-3:30
If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us


The colloquium returns to in-person, on campus format.
Masks must be worn and Dalhousie’s latest safety information can be found by visiting:  https://www.dal.ca/covid-19-information-and-updates.html  


Date: Friday, December 3rd, 3:30 pm
Location: Room 1016, Kenneth Rowe, Management Building
Presenter: Tyler Brunet, University of Exeter
Title: “What is Interpretability?”

Killam Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2022

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships.

KPDF Advisor for Philosophy Department
Tyler Hildebrand
email: hildebrand@dal.ca

Posting - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Science/Philosophy of Biology

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Inquiries to: letitia.meynell@dal.ca
Quick Link to the posting: http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7596   


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Welcome to our Visiting Graduate (PhD) Research Student: Thiago Andrade Ferreira Dória; who is visting from Brazil.  

Congratulations to Clarisse Paron (PhD), on the recent publication of her paper: "Evidence,Testimony, and Trust: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Exacerbating the Crisis of Trust in Science

Congratulations to Francoise Baylis on being named as part of a prestigious multidisciplinary committee that will plan the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing being held in London next year.

Congratulations to Tiffany Gordon (PhD) for winning the Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Bursary.

Congratulations to Celso Neto, who, as of January 2022, will be a full-time lecturer of philosophy at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Congratulations to Sylvia Burrow (Adjunct), on being recently awarded SSHRC Insight Grant funding for 2021-2026 ($99,206).

Congratulations to Chike Jeffers who has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy.

Celso Alves Neto (Post-doctoral research fellow), has had his paper published:  From idealizations to social practices in science: the case of phylogenetic trees

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to share the news that the President’s office has confirmed Dr. Letitia Meynell's promotion to full professor, effective July 1st. Congratulations Letitia!!

Congratulations on Kate Sutherland-Hartling, recipient of The Roland Puccetti Undergraduate Award for her essay:  Blame’s Role in Political Polarization: How it Prevents the Aims and Values of Blame from Being Realized and a Potential Solution

Congratulations to Trystan Goetze (Banting Fellow), who has accepted a 2-year Post-Doctoral position at Harvard University's Embedded EthiCS program.

Trystan Goetze's (Banting Fellow)  paper "Moral Entanglement: Taking Responsibility and Vicarious Responsibility" was recently published in The Monist