Save the Dates!

As part of our Distintinguished Lecturer series, we have two fantastic visitors coming this Spring: 

April 2-3, 2020

Image of Kathryn Tabb

Distinguished Lecturer in the History of Philosophy

Dr. Kathryn Tabb, Bard College


April 16, 2020

Image of Carl Craver

Distinguished Lecturer in Philosophy of Psychology

Carl Craver, Washington University in St. Louis


Upcoming Local Events

Saturday, February 15, 2020

39th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park KS

There is no registration fee for this conference and it is open to the public.

 February 19-22

Conference on Philosophy and Popular Culture

Albuquerque, NM

Recent Events at WSU

Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Bowling Green State University

“Cripping the Trip to Space: How Disabled Astronauts Will Save Space Colonization” November 14, 2019 

Dr. Kelly C. Smith

 Associate Professor of Philosophy & Biological Sciences, Clemsen University

"One Religion Please, Hold the God: Complexity, Natural 'Religion' and the Prospect of a Universal Ethic" November 13, 2019

WSI Space Exploration Lecture Series

November 7, 2019

Lawyer Christopher McHugh, spoke about a legal case involving Apollo lunar samples.

November 10-15, 2019

WSU hosted a major, NASA-funded interstellar research conference: The Sixth Interstellar Symposium and Interstellar Propulsion Workshop featuring cutting-edge research on advanced propulsion concepts, interdisciplinary discussions of interstellar travel, and a science fiction author panel. Visit the conference website for more information:

Through November 17, 2019

WSU hosted the Lowell Nesbitt: Apollo 1969 art exhibit in the John Bardo Center. This installation was made possible by the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the 60th anniversary of NASA

October 19, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roger D. Launius, former NASA Chief Historian

Funded by a grant from the NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium. For more information, please contact

 Dr. Carl Craver

Washington University, St. Louis

Distinguished Lectures in the Philosophy of Psychology 2019

"Living with Memory: Can Individuals with Amnesia Consent?" April 18, 2019

"Gloomy Prospects and Roller Coasters: Finding Coherence in Genome Wide Association Studies of Psychiatric Disorders" April 19, 2019

 Dr. Noell Birondo

Wichita State University

"Aristotle and Aztec Human Sacrifice" April 11, 2019

 February 9, 2019: The WSU Department of Philosophy hosted the

Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society 

Introduction: Susan Sterrett, Wichita State University
Welcome address: Andrew Hippisley, Dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wichita State University

Session 1

Chair: Jim McBain, Pittsburg State University

"Fake News on Social Media: Eliminating a Uniquely Noxious Market" Megan Joanna Fritts and Frank Cabrera, Kansas State University

"On the Contractualist Case for Eating Meat" Keith Harris, University of Missouri

Session 2

Chair: Jim Schwartz, Wichita State University

"Self-Reflexive Cognitive Bias" Joshua Mugg, Park University and Muhammad Ali Khalidi, York University

"Confucian Ethics and the Challenge of Gender" Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College

Session 3

Chair: Patrick Bondy, Wichita State University

"Epistemic Injustice in Aristotelian Ethics" Noell Birondo, Wichita State University

"Knowing Disability Transactionally: A Pragmatist Response to Epistemic Injustice" Sarah Woolwine, University of Central Oklahoma

Keynote Address

Chair: Susan Sterrett, Wichita State University

"The Mnemonic Puzzle" Sarah Robins, University of Kansas