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 Club will meet Monday, 30 November 2014 at 600pm in TBD Hall to watch a movie with a philosophical theme, TBD. 

The Philosophy department cordially invites you to attend a reading group beginning TBD. We will discuss Linda Martín Alcoff's, Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. Please come prepared to discuss Chapter 4, "Real Identities."  

The New Mexico State University Philosophy department will host a philosophy colloquium doubleheader on Friday, 5 December 2014. Anne Baril (UNM) will present her paper, "Epistemic Virtue and Well-Being" at 145 pm in Breland Hall Room 333, and Allan Hazlett (UNM) will present his paper, "Desire as Evaluative Representation" at 400 pm in Breland Hall Room 172. All are welcome to attend.

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