Philosophy at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The Island University is proud to be the only university in the A&M system outside College Station to offer both the minor (18hrs.) and the major (30hrs.) in philosophy. Boasting a long and storied tradition in Applied Ethics, the Philosophy Program has particular strengths which are rare outside much larger universities, including American Pragmatism and Eastern Philosophy.

The James McClellan Philosophy Essay Competition

Submission deadline: December 5th, 2018

The Philosophy program at TAMUCC is pleased to announce the James McClellan Philosophy Essay Competition. There will be a total of four prizes, two for lower and two for upper division courses. The award for each prize is $100.

We invite for submission papers which exhibit clarity of argumentation, rigor and philosophical insight. There are no length requirements, nor is there any restriction to any area of philosophy. For the lower division level, all current students who have written a paper in such a TAMUCC philosophy course are eligible to compete. For the upper division level, the entrants to the competition must be current philosophy majors or minors whose essay was written for a TAMUCC upper level philosophy course. No more than one essay per author will be considered across the two levels.

To enter, please submit a copy of your essay along with the assignment prompt to the following email address by December 5, 2018:

Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review. This means that all references to the author in the body of the paper should be removed, and there should be a cover page including the following information: author name, major and minor, year in school, and title of the paper. The cover page, the essay (including the title) and the assignment prompt should all be part of one and the same document.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of philosophy faculty members, who will make final decisions by the end of January, 2019.

CFP: Ephemeris Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy


Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Call for undergraduate papers

Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy dedicated to publishing exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.

Contributions: Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Review articles are welcome. Please include a short abstract describing the thesis of the paper and main conclusions.

Submission: Be sure to include your name, postal and email addresses, and the university or college in which you are enrolled as an undergraduate.

Please send your work and any correspondence to You should receive a confirmation of receipt shortly thereafter.

Submission Deadline: January 6th, 2019.

For more information about Ephemeris and submission guidelines, please visit our website at


Announcing Ephemeris 2018: going to press!

We thank our authors for the quality of this edition!


Schlegel and Plato on Idealism

Natalie Mathes   

The George Washington University   


“Desire is the Mark of the Creature”

Noah Nathaniel Neiber   

Rockford University   


The Tesla Problem: Trolleys, Proximity, and Duty

Charles Harry Smith   

The London School of Economics   


Immigrant Detention Revisited

Nealay Vasavda   

University of Oxford   


Non-Identity Problem in Context of Mitigating Historical Injustice

Brian Wong   

Pembroke College, University of Oxford   


Editors, Ephemeris

c/o Dept of Philosophy

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308 USA

Philosophy Club Meeting 9/11: Art vs. Science

Good evening, Philosophy Club Members!

Apologies on these meetings starting a little late, but there was an issue with room scheduling.  That said, we're happy to announce our first meeting!

Join us on Tuesday, September 11th at 5:30pm in O'Connor building room 116!

Our topic?  The difference between an art and a science!

We hope to see you there!

Club Historian.

Philosophy Club: Call for Topics

Good morning, members!

Our meetings are officially over for the Semester, and we are currently working on Topic Ideas for next semester.

If you'd like to submit a topic for discussion during our meetings for Fall 2018, email them right back here to

See you next Semester!

Nicholas Vela
Club Historian

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