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 28th and 29th, 2023

Arrangements are currently underway for the resumption of Heidegger Symposium meetings in Spring 2023. The site is currently under heavy construction, but will be updated as soon as possible.

Tentative list of speakers:

Jeff Powell,  Marshall University

Krzysztof Aiarek, University of Buffalo

Will McNeill, De Paul University

Sean Kirkland, De Paul University

Ted George, Texas A & M University

Charles Bambach, University of Texas , Dallas

Kate Davies, University of Texas, Dallas

Rebecca Longtin, State University of New York, New Paltz

Jessica Elkayam, Sam Houston State University

Details will be added as decisions are made.

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

Conference Fee  (Stay tuned for a new process)

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, 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.