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


The Philosophy department cordially invites you to attend a reading group beginning Friday, 31 October 2014 at 200pm. We will begin discussing Linda Martín Alcoff's recently published book, Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. Please come prepared to discuss through Chapter 2, "The Political Critique."

Dr. Caroline Arruda has been invited to present her paper, "The Metaethical Problem of Suffering," at the Center of Values and Social Policy and Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado - Boulder on 31 Oct 2014. All are welcome to attend. 

The Philosophy department has created a members only blog available at UTEPphilosophy.wordpress.com. If you're interested in joining the conversation, please contact Joe Ulatowski (jwulatowski@utep.edu).