Letitia Meynell

Professor; Cross-Appointed with Gender and Women's Studies

Letitia (2) sized


  • Fall 2023
    PHIL 1050

  • Winter 2024
    PHIL 3420
    PHIL 5420

Office Hours

Please contact at:

Room 3132
Marion McCain Bldg.


Email: letitia.meynell@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3536
Mailing Address: 
Room 3132, Marion McCain Building
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Aesthetics


  • Ph.D Philosophy, University of Western Ontario;
    Thesis title: Representing, Imagining and Understanding: The Aesthetics and Epistemology of Images in Science.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Calgary;
    Thesis title: Picture Hooks: prelude to an Aesthetic Epistemology.
  • B.A. (Hons.), Theatre, York University

Selected Publications

  • Mélanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, and James Robert Brown, editors. Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts. London: Routledge, 2012, 268 pages.
  • Letitia Meynell, “Evolutionary Psychology, Ethology, and Essentialism (Because What They Don’t Know Can Hurt Us),” Hypatia 27 (1) 2012, 3-27.
  • Letitia Meynell, “Pictures, Pluralism, and Feminist Epistemology: Lessons from ‘Coming to Understand’,” Hypatia 23 (4) 2008, 1-29.
  • Letitia Meynell, “Why Feynman Diagrams Represent,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 22 (1) 2008, 39-59.