Message from the Chair

Welcome to the The University of Texas at El Paso's Philosophy department website!

Our department offers undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) degree programs in philosophy. The programs provide rigorous training for students who might be interested in training for success in business and industry, or pursuing an advanced degree in law, medicine, economics, or philosophy.  

The department's faculty approach philosophical interests pluralistically, covering a wide swath of the philosophical terrain. Professors Arruda, Garbayo, and I have research projects in core analytic areas of philosophy, such as metaphysics and epistemology, while Professors Best and Simon have fine research accomplishments in continental philosophy, critical theory, and philosophical activism. Of special note is the work in Latin American Philosophy of Professor Reed-Sandoval and Professor Emeritus Haddox.

I thank you for stopping by and encourage you to navigate through our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.   

- Marc Moffett, Chair and Associate Professor


Paso del Norte & Southwestern U.S. 
Upcoming Philosophy Events

Amy Reed-Sandoval has been invited to participate in a presentation about Carlos Pereda's La filosofía en México en el siglo XX: Apuntes de un partipante on Friday, March 27 at 11:00am at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración in Cuidad Juárez. Other commentators on the book include Roberto Sanchez Benítez and Victor Hernández. The session will be moderated by Roberto Estrada. The event is free and open to the public.

The Philosophy Club will meet again on Monday, 16 March 2015, at 600pm in Bell 130A. The group will watch the movie, "Watchmen". For details, contact Joseph Ulatowski (

The Philosophy department has created a members only blog available at If you're interested in joining the conversation, please contact Joe Ulatowski (