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.


The administrative office of the Philosophy Department will be open
Admiinistrative Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00-3:30
Friday -9:00-11:00/ 12:30-3:30

Contact Information:
Gayle Quigley-Smith (Administrator) dalphil@dal.ca
Michele Edgerton (Graduate Secretary): michele.edgerton@dal.ca

If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us   


The colloquium this week returns to in-person, on campus.
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  


This coming weekend is the annual meeting of the Atlantic Region Philosophy Association.  October 22-23rd  Online event.
In keeping with past practice, the Dal colloquium will be cancelled so folks can attend this event.


Where do I begin?


The basic skills practiced in philosophy are the very skills demanded and rewarded in the most lucrative, influential professions. Start your journey by registering for a first-year course or pick a second-year course in an area of interest to you.


Congratulations to Tiffany Gordon 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