Phi Sigma Tau

CALL FOR PAPERS
GSU Symposium February 17, 2017

Georgia State University is home to the Zeta chapter (Georgia) of the philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau. This international honor society has more than 200 chapters throughout North America. The Society helps to promote continued interest, collaboration, and links among philosophy students and philosophy departments among its members. The Society also publishes a journal, Dialogue, which is student edited and features contributions of the best work by students. Phi Sigma Tau is a member of Association of College Honor Societies, which is a cross-disciplinary consortium of groups dedicated to scholarship and the arts.

The Zeta chapter at Georgia State fosters student scholarship and offers the opportunity to develop, refine, and present work to professional audiences. Membership is open to any Georgia State student. Undergrad candidates must have completed 3 semesters of university study, have an overall GPA of at least a B (3.0), have a philosophy GPA that is greater than a B (higher than 3.0), and have successfully completed two philosophy courses (at least five credits). Graduate student candidates must have a GPA greater than 3.5, have earned A or A- grades for at least one half of their courses, and have completed at least one full semester of full-time enrollment at the master’s level.

Please contact the chapter president for membership information.

Among its activities, the Zeta chapter at Georgia State hosts regular philosophy gatherings, assists students with presenting their work at professional conferences, cosponsors visiting speakers, Among its activities, the Zeta chapter at Georgia State hosts regular philosophy gatherings, assists students with presenting their work at professional conferences, cosponsors visiting speakers, organizes an interdisciplinary “brown bag” lunch series each fall, and is host to an annual philosophy symposium, which has grown in prestige over the past several years. The symposium has drawn participants from throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Among the list of distinguished keynotes:

2009: Mark Murphy, Georgetown
2010: David Schmidtz, University of Arizona
2011: Marcia Baron, Indiana University
2012: Valerie Tiberius, University of Minnesota
2013: Alistair Norcross, University of Colorado Boulder
2014: Rebecca Kukla, Georgetown
2015: Rachana Kamtekar, University of Arizona

Faculty Advisor: Andrew I. Cohen

The Officers of the Zeta Chapter

President - Paul Dumond
Vice-President - Christopher Foster
Treasurer - Joel Van Fossen
Secretary - De Yang
President: Andrew Vierra
Vice President: Calvin Warner
Secretary: Jared Riggs
Treasurer: Mandy Long
President: Rob Boudreau
Vice President: Nathan Houck
Secretary: Gerald Taylor
Treasurer: Owen Skarpness
President: Maria Caruso (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: Adam Shmidt (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Secretary: Katie Punsly (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: David DiDomenico (Philosophy, MA candidate)

President: Carson Young (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: J.P. Messina (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Secretary: Toni Adleberg (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: Pierce Randall (Philosophy, MA candidate

President: Noel Martin (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Vice President: Shanna Slank (Philosophy, MA candidate)
Treasurer: James DiGiovanni (Philosophy, MA candidate)