Department of Philosophy

Comal Building Room 102
T: 512.245.2285 F: 512.245.8335
http://www.txstate.edu/philosophy

The mission of the Department of Philosophy is to:

  • preserve, increase, and transmit knowledge of the discipline of philosophy and its applications,
  • foster critical and moral thinking skills,
  • support excellence in faculty research and creative activity, and
  • promote public dialogue on matters of significance throughout the university and community.

The department regards as a high priority developing excellence in the area of Latin American philosophy. 

The department maintains its commitment to fostering critical thinking and dialogue on matters of public interest. The successful Dialogue Series will continue, and we will especially look to encourage more connections with and involvement from the local community. We shall seek endowment funding for some or all of the series. 

We anticipate that the number of our majors and minors will continue the steady increase we have witnessed since the 1980s and, so, predict a yearly increase of 10%. Students will continue to find attractive the skill set that is developed by the study of philosophy.

Doctoral Faculty

McKinney, Audrey M, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Graduate Faculty

Baltzly, Vaughn Bryan, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Maryland College Park

Barcenas Pardo, Alejandro, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Hawaii at Manoa

Benedikt, Amelie F, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Bower, Matthew Eugene, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., The University of Memphis

Carson, Jo Ann, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Fischer, Robert W, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago

Gallegos de Castillo, Lori Lee, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., State Univ of NY at Stony Brook

Gerhart, Olga Stadelmann, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Geuras, Dean J, Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

Gilbertson, Eric N, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Cornell University

Hanks, Craig, Chair - Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Duke University

Hutcheson, Peter W, Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Kanon, Elizabeth P, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Florida State University

Laycock, Joseph P, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Boston University

Lewis, Holly M, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., European Graduate School

Luizzi, Vincent L, Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Marquez, Ivan, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

McKinney, Audrey M, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Mehta, Binita Vinod, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Moses, Russell G, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

O'Connor, Robert F, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ozturk, Burkay T, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago

Raphael, Rebecca, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Ray, Keisha Shantel, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Utah

Surovell, Jonathan Reid, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Wiegman, Isaac Thane, Lecturer, Philosophy, Ph.D., Washington Univ in St. Louis

Yuan, Lijun, Professor, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder