in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

UM to Host Philosophical Meeting, Organization Chapter


December 9, 2015

Come join the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA) for a philosophical conversation about the nature and challenges of community on Friday, December 11 at 4pm in Barnard Observatory’s Tupelo Room on the University of Mississippi campus.

Dr. Andrea Houchard, Director of the Philosophy in the Public Interest program at Northern Arizona University, will be our facilitator.

After a typical SOPHIA-style symposium, we will discuss and hold a first organizational meeting for a formal Oxford MS Chapter of SOPHIA.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged and welcome to participate in leading our new group, the first in the state.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have any needs related to a disability, please contact Dr. Eric Weber, 662.915.1336. Limited visitor parking passes are available.

We are grateful for the generous support of the Mississippi Humanities Council and of the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts and Honors College. Visit

SOPHIA is a non-profit organization with two primary aims. The first is to promote education in the philosophical ideas, practices and traditions of America and of other world cultures. The second is to sponsor conferences, debates, and symposia and otherwise to provide a forum for the exchange of philosophical ideas among scholars of America and other countries and cultures, all for the purpose of educating philosophers and teachers of philosophy from diverse cultural and philosophical traditions and furthering international philosophical communication.

SOPHIA has sponsored regional events with the goal of engaging both professional scholars and Americans outside of academia, offering philosophical insights where philosophers can be of service, and generating ideas for scholars to consider from their wider communities.