Our Department

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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, November 16nd
Presenter: Robert J. Stainton, Dept. of Philosophy, Western University
Title: "Do languages really exist"

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.

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship  

Application Deadline: Monday, December 17th.

Submit completed applications and all documents to:
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o  Department of Philosophy
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2.
email: dalphil@dal.ca

if you have any questions, contact
Tyler Hildebrand, Killam Aadvisor for Philosophy Department

Full time Probationary Tenure Track Position

Department of Philosophy
Deadline for application: November 15, 2018

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.


Duncan MacIntosh recently appeared in a Facebook Live event with Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, and other panelists in a preview of the Nov. 14, 2018 Halifax Public Library "Big Thinking" event on the Social Implications of Artifical Intelligence. https://www.facebook.com/AndyFillmoreHFX/videos/189302511989128/

Congratulations to Francoise Baylis, cross appointed in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University, for receiving the Lloyd Fraser award for outstanding senate leadership

Chike Jeffers will be one of the speakers at the Celebrating Canadian Reserch Excellence event happening from November 15th-November 18th

Duncan MacIntosh will be participating in The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Big Thinking Panel Event on November 14th 2018, 6:30-8:00pm

Duncan MacIntosh's paper, "Logically Private Laws: Legislative Secrecy in 'The War on Terror'" was recently published in C. Finkelstein and M. Skerker, eds., Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).   

Huge Congratulations are due!  Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief, co-authored by Andrew Fenton, Letitia Meynell and eleven other philosophers, has been published by Routledge. It is also available in Kindle

Stephanie Kapusta's article: "Misgendering and its Moral Contestability" that appreared in the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia 31(3):502-519 (2016); is now translated into German in the Gender and Women's Studies Journal Feministische Studien 36(1):134-157.