48th North Texas Philosophical Association 2016

UPDATE: The new North Texas Philosophical Association website is now live. Please visit it for all future information regarding the NTPA.


The 2016 North Texas Philosophical Association conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 on the campus of El Centro College in downtown Dallas. This year’s NTPA will host approximately 50 papers addressing a broad scope of philosophical themes. Highlights will include a Presidential Address by Charles Bambach (University of Texas at Dallas) and Keynote Addresses by Babette Babich (Fordham University) and John Sallis (Boston College). Other invited speakers include: Lawrence Schmidt (Hendrix College), Janae Sholtz (Alvernia University), Ted George (Texas A&M University),Robert Wood (University of Dallas), and Irene Klaver (University of North Texas). The response to this year’s call for papers was robust, and we expect a stimulating weekend of philosophical dialogue and collegiality. View the conference program.. (N.b. this is the “revised” final program.)

We are excited about meeting this year at El Centro College. Downtown Dallas will offer us a variety of cultural, culinary and entertainment options, while El Centro will provide contemporary classroom facilities and a most comfortable setting for our gathering. Our colleague at El Centro is Dr. Mark Thames. For information about the area and logistical support he can be reached at: [email protected]  In addition, if you have questions or comments about the program, please contact Dr. Dale Wilkerson at: [email protected]

The conference registration fee will be $50 for faculty and $25 for students.

Out of town visitors will need to make their own travel and lodging arrangements. Professor Thames is preparing a list of dining options and cultural activities for participants staying in the downtown area. Visitors staying in Dallas overnight are advised to secure their plans as soon as possible and (of course) to use all on-line resources to find their most suitable arrangements.