Philosophy Organizations

The Philosophy Club at UTA

The Philosophy Club meets every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters at 12:00 p.m. in 313 Carlisle Hall. We have a brief business meeting, which is followed by discussion of some topic of philosophical interest. Around 1:00 p.m., those who are interested go somewhere off campus for lunch.

Philosophy Club Activities

  • Co-sponsor Philosophy Lecture Series (invited philosophy professors from other universities speak)
  • Sponsor paper presentations by UTA undergrad philosophers
  • Sponsor "field trips" to philosophy lectures at other area universities (e.g., to hear John Searle, Robert Nozick at TCU; David Armstrong at SMU)
  • Arrange "field trips" to philosophy conferences in the area (e.g. North Texas Philosophical Association)
  • Sponsor Philosophy Film Series (on-campus screenings of philosophical films — e.g., Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein)
  • Attend (as a group) other philosophical talks on campus (e.g., Martha Nussbaum's Graduate Humanities lecture)
  • Participate in Philosophy Reading Group
  • Sponsor Spring Philosophy and Classics Picnic
  • Organize Weekly Philosophy Club Discussion/Lunch (currently)
  • Host Annual Pizza Extravaganza

Club Advisor: Charles Hermes

Phi Sigma Tau

The International Honor Society in Philosophy - Texas Mu Chapter at UTA

Do you meet the requirements for membership?

(1) at least sophomore standing
(2) at least two courses in philosophy
(3) a B average or better in all philosophy courses
(4) a B average (3.0 G.P.A.) or better, overall.

Members are eligible to take part in the spring New Member Initiation and Dinner, as well as other activities scheduled during the year — such as, the Phi Sigma Tau Faculty Colloquium Series: Learn more about your professors’ current research!

If you meet the requirements and are interested in joining, please contact Dr. Kenneth Williford.

Philosophy Reading Group

Philosophy Reading Group — not to be confused with the Philosophy Club — is primarily intended for undergraduate philosophy students who think that they might be interested in philosophy graduate school and who want to see what serious philosophical reading and discussion are like. A number of philosophy faculty attend on a regular basis. The Group meets Friday afternoons at 2:15 p.m. in 313 Carlisle Hall to discuss whatever book chapter (or, sometimes, journal article) is on the agenda. For more information, contact Charles Nussbaum.

Contact Information

Charles Hermes, Ph.D. Florida State University (2006)

Undergraduate Advisor and Lecturer

Charles Hermes

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind and Action, Philosophy of Science.

Kenneth Williford, Ph.D. University of Iowa (2003)

Professor and Chair

Kenneth Williford

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, History of Modern Philosophy.

Charles Nussbaum, Ph.D. Emory University (1988)

Professor Emeritus

Charles Nussbaum

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Literature