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, July 12th
Presenter: Andrew Janiak (Duke University)
Title: "Newtonian Gravity and du Chatelet's Metaphysics"

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.

Welcome to recipient of the Banting Fellow:
Dr. Trystan Goetze

"Investigating the role of intellectual accountability in a world of fake news and extremis"

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.


Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell are highlighted in Episode 4: The Ethics of Zoos  from the Podcast Now you Know.   

Tyler Hildebrand’s paper “Naturalness Constraints on Best Systems Accounts of Laws” has been published in Ratio

On Friday June 28, 2:00pm-2:30pm, Dalhousie Philosophy Department Chair Duncan MacIntosh will be on The Sheldon MacLeod Show, radio station News 95.7, discussing The Paradox of Tolerance and whether tolerant societies must be intolerant of those who would be intolerant of others.

Tyler Hildebrand's paper "Scientific Practice and the Epistemology of Governing Laws" has been published in the Journal of the American Philosophical Associationhttps://philpapers.org/rec/HILSPA-3

Emily Bingeman (PhD student) has been accepted to a three week seminar in Bogota Colombia this summer  

In May, Duncan MacIntosh participated in The Inaugural Workshop of The Programme On The Ethics And Law Of Trusted Autonomous Systems, sponsored by Australia's Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Center, and held at Oxford's Center for Technology and Global Affairs. His remarks were entitled "Trusted Autonomous Systems and Moral Control".

Duncan MacIntosh's paper, "We Have Met the Grey Zone and He is Us", was recently mooted at the conference, Challenging the Grey Zone: The Changing Character of Warfare and the Application of International Law, held at the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia