Philosophy Special Opportunities
PHI SIGMA TAU
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.
The Hartwick College Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau was formed in 2003, thanks to the hard work of Jen Lunsford ’04 and Amanda Craig ’04.
Faculty Advisor, 2003-present: Stefanie Rocknak, Professor of Philosophy.
Student Presentations & Publications
“Concerning Knowledge and Human Understanding,” Presented at the 21st Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, 2016 – Charlie Feher-Peiker ’17
“Implicit Sexism and Racism in the ‘Ticking Bomb Case’” at the Eastern Psychological Association in New York, NY in 2013 – Fawn Caplandies ’13
“A Critique of Ayer: Verifying Religious Propositions,” at the 18th Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in 2013 – Chad Shipman ’14
Reply to Kelsey Smith’s paper “Corporation’s Fulfillment of Conditions of Personhood,” at the 18th Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in 2013 – Rob Tracey ’14
Freedman Prize Winner, Cognitive Science, “Faith-Based Belief-Forming Mechanisms and Cognitive Efficiency: A Response to Armin Schulz.” Spring 2014 – Chad Shipman ’14
Freedman Prize Winner, Cognitive Science, “On Folk Psychology and the Personal Mind.” Spring 2015 – Alaina Shires ’15
Freedman Prize Winner, Cognitive Science, “Considering Consciousness: Dennett’s Multiple Drafts model.” Spring 2015 – Hannah Strom’16
Freedman Prize Winner, Cognitive Science, “Concerning Knowledge and Human Understanding.” Spring 2016 – Charlie Feher-Peiker ’17
Freedman Prize Winner, Cognitive Science, “An Integrative Approach to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy,” Spring 2016 – Hannah Strom’16
“A Critique of Ayer: Verifying Religious Propositions,” Dialogue, Journal of Phi Sigma Tau (2014) Chad Shipman’14