North Texas Heidegger Symposium

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 for further information.

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38th North Texas Heidegger Symposium
McKinney Performing Arts Center
McKinney, Texas
Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th, 2024

Preliminary list of speakers

Dennis Schmidt of Western Sydney University (who will deliver the 16th Richard Owsley Memorial Address)

Ted George of Texas A&M University

Walter Brogan, Professor Emeritus, Villanova University

Krzysztof Ziarek of The University of Buffalo

Jessica Elkayam of Sam Houston State University

Alberto Moreiras of Texas A&M University

Humberto Gonzalez-Nunez of The University of Texas at Dallas

Charles Bambach of The University of Texas at Dallas

For further information, please contact Rod Coltman (rod.coltman@gmail.com) or Charles Bambach (cbambach@utdallas.edu).


The conference fee, from which we derive most of the income for the Symposium, will be $50.00 ($20.00 for students). 

Checks made out to "Heidegger Symposium" or "NTHS" may be sent to Rod Coltman, 311 North Waddill Street, McKinney, TX 75069

or, click the button below to join this year's campaign to support the Symposium at an appropriate level.

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.