Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy whose purpose 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 and is edited by SDSU Philosophy Professor Steve Barbone. SDSU's chapter, Rho, was established in 2013. Email: [email protected]
The Philosophy Club was founded in 2005 and is run by philosophy students at SDSU. The goal of the club is the enlightenment of the group and the individual in all things philosophical. The club provides a social and enjoyable forum for promoting clear thinking and exchange of ideas on a variety of issues, as well as promoting student success in publication and educational interests.
The Sophia Club provides a collaborative space for the exploration of all previously under-represented perspectives in philosophical thought; with the goal of broadening and propagating cross-cultural ideas in order to support and advance the acceptance of diversity of thought in San Diego State University's academic community.
Ethics Bowl is a national competition where teams of students critically analyze a wide range of moral problems and present their best arguments advocating their unique perspectives. Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics. A panel of judges probes the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Students can join the team by enrolling in Philosophy 496.
The Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs seeks to promote critical thinking about moral issues that are often complex in nature. The Institute aims to be a resource to members of the campus community, the larger community of scholars, and the greater San Diego community who wish to pursue thoughtful discussion and research as a means of clarifying moral problems.
The Journal of Ethics publishes articles on a wide range of topics in ethics, philosophically construed, including such areas as ethical theory, moral, social, political, and legal philosophy. The journal also offers the highest quality commentaries on works published in its pages. The Editor-in-Chief is J. Angelo Corlett, SDSU Professor of Philosophy.