The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce a three-year initiative to enhance teaching and research in the area of Continental Philosophy. A generous grant from the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at TAMU has positioned us to establish the Seminar in Continental Philosophy, an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration involving faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students who share an interest in post-Kantian European philosophy. In addition to Philosophy, participating units and departments may include Political Science, Communication, Sociology, English, Geography, Architecture, Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, International Studies (including Modern European Languages), Hispanic Studies, and Religious Studies.
The Seminar in Continental Philosophy will integrate and build on the activities of the Continental Philosophy Study Group, which was established at Texas A&M University in 2012. The activities of the Study Group include an Annual Meeting, regularly scheduled Text Seminars (3-4 per semester), and an Annual Workshop devoted to a discussion of graduate students’ works in progress. In addition to funding these activities, the Seminar in Continental Philosophy will play the following institutional roles:
- Organizing and hosting conferences, workshops, and other events in Continental Philosophy, including an annual conference on the TAMU campus in College Station;
- Promoting original contributions to disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of Continental Philosophy;
- Providing institutional and editorial support for Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy;
- Enhancing graduate and undergraduate mentoring within and across participating disciplines; and
- Hosting annual conferences and workshops in Continental Philosophy at the TAMU Santa Chiara Study Center in Italy.
Students interested in Continental Philosophy are encouraged to consider the Philosophy PhD Program at TAMU. This program uniquely requires each PhD candidate to obtain a supplementary MA or MS degree in a field of related interest.