Phi Sigma Tau
Phi Sigma Tau is an international philosophy honor's society. The UND chapter is an active group of interested students who get together to discuss philosophy, attend presentations, organize conferences, and talk about the profession of philosophy. It's ideal for anyone who is interested in pursuing philosophy outside of class and for those who think they might do advanced study in the subject.
For more information about the UND chapter, contact Dr. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone.
About the Phi Sigma Tau National Organization
Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society now has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. Phi Sigma Tau publishes a journal, Dialogue, for student contributions in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. Other PST publications include the PST Newsletter (published three times yearly) and the National Alumni Chapter Bulletin. The PST Newsletter is sent to all students and alumni/ae members and contains news of local chapter activities. The National Alumni Chapter (NAC) provides a medium of exchange and communication for onetime PST members who desire to retain their affiliation with the Society following graduation.
What is an Honor Society?
The nearly seventy honor societies which make up the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) are as divergent as knowledge itself. From forestry to physics, from highly specialized to general areas, these member organizations exist for one basic purpose — to further scholarship and achievement in the academic areas of their members, thereby providing a forum where interested and competent students may communicate and exchange ideas with faculty and students of similar interest on their own campus and throughout the world.
For more information about Phi Sigma Tau in general, visit the international website.
Advisor: Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
Date / Title / Discussion Leader
- Oct. 28, 2010 - "Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: On Liminal Experiences" Lucian Stone
- Nov. 18, 2010 - "What is Terrorism, Why Is it Wrong, & Could it Ever Be Morally Permissible?" Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
- Feb. 24, 2011 - "Political Philosophy, Public Philosophy: Why Adam Smith? Why Now?" Jack Russell Weinstein
- Oct. 5, 2011 - "Animals' Status in Humans' Ethics" Mick Beltz
- Oct. 26, 2011 - "On the Integration of the Sciences and Humanities" Donald Poochigian
- Feb. 28, 2012 - "An Encounter with Simone Weil" (film by Julia Haslett) Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
- Sept. 19, 2012 - "What is Beauty?" Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
- Oct. 3, 2012 - "Studies in Hindu Tantric Philosophy: A Conversation" David Lawrence
- Oct. 17, 2012 - "What is Free Will?" Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
- Nov. 29, 2012 - "What is Wisdom?" Nick Gideo (student)
- Feb. 6, 2013 - "Duty, Humanity, and the State" Marcus Wax (student)
- Feb. 20, 2013 - "What is the root of evil?" Jacob Manlove (student)
- March 20, 2013 - "Considering Animals" Brandilyn Binstock (student)
- April 4, 2013 - "What Is Religion?" Kyle Novak (student)
- April 9, 2013 - "Is History Real?" (paper presentation) Michelle Bonapace-Potvin (student)
- Sept. 26, 2013 - "What is Political Freedom?" Terrance Pendergrass (student)
- Oct. 10, 2013 - "Is Science becoming Dogmatic?" Carlie Hughes (student)
- November 14, 2013 - "What is the Role of the Intellectual in Society?" Gary Suchor (student)
- February 13, 2014 - "Examined Life" (film by Astra Taylor") & discussion Kyle Novak (student)
- March 6, 2014 - "Can Our Intellect Be Measured?" Austin Hoggarth (student)
- March 12, 2014 - "An Argument for a Phenomenological Pragmatic Conception of Truth" (paper) Kyle Novak (student)
- April 16, 2014 - "Knowledge, Arrogance, and the University" Ben Davis (student)
- April 30, 2014 - "Hannah Arendt" (film by Margarethe von Trotta)