Professor Richard Owsley
founded the North Texas
Heidegger Symposium in
1980, and hosted it for over
twenty years.

He also helped to develop the
Department of Philosophy and
Religious Studies at the
University of North Texas.

Although he retired in 1995,
he continued to teach and
participate in philosophical
discourse until shortly before
his death.

In December of 1999, Professor
Owsley was elected president
of the Karl Jaspers Society.
In April of 2000, he
delivered his last opening
address at the 20th Heidegger
Symposium, on "The Meaning
of Truth in Husserl and

Richard Owsley died on February 16, 2003, at the age of 79.

photo courtesy Robyn Lee


The conference is organized by the Dallas Area Seminar on European Inquiry (DASEIN). Contact Rod Coltman at Collin College for further information.


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34th North Texas Heidegger Symposium
University of Dallas
Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th, 2016

Preparations for this year's Symposium are currently underway. As of now, the speakers' list includes:

Dennis Schmidt, Western Sydney University will deliver this year's Richard Owsley Memorial Address

Will McNeill, DePaul University

Krysztof Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo

Richard Velkley, Tulane University

Robert Mugerauer, University of Washington

Mathias Warnes, Sierra College

Richard Capobianco, Stonehill College

Rico Gutschmidt, Institut fuer Philosophy, Technische  Universitaet Dresden

Cynthia Nielson, University of Dallas

Robert Wood, University of Dallas

Charles Bambach, University of Texas at Dallas


Conference Fee: The conference fee, from which we derive most of the income for the Symposium, will be $40.00 ($20.00 for students).

Checks made out to "Heidegger Symposium" or "NTHS" may be sent to Rod Coltman, Professor of Philosophy, Division of Communications and Humanities, Collin College
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074

or, choose the appropriate category from the menu below and click on the "add to cart" button below to pay online.

Fee Category

Because we may not have computer access during the conference, fees will be accepted at registration by check or in cash. Registration forms will be available at the conference.

For the moment we are still in the planning stage, so we are somewhat lacking in details, but if you wish to beginning booking hotel rooms, the best place to go would be the University of Dallas visitor's page ( where you will find hotels in the area that offer a discount for events at UD. Most of them do offer shuttle service to the university, although, in the past, many participants have stayed at the Wingate. As for transportation, UD and the surrounding hotels are the most convenient to DFW Airport, but Love Field is quite accessible as well.