Philosophers' Forum

Welcome to the University Missouri of St. Louis Philosophers' Forum Web site. The Philosophers’ Forum is a non-profit organization of students united in their mission to provide a forum for the discussion of philosophers and philosophical ideas, to provide assistance to those with questions concerning both general and specific philosophical concepts, and to discuss career choices for philosophy graduates. The Forum is dedicated to strengthening the already vibrant philosophical community at UMSL and in the greater St. Louis area. On this Web site you will find links to our popular Speaker Series, annual Spring conference, information about UMSL philosophy graduate students and alumni, links of general interest to the philosophical community and much more.

Some of our activities include hosting a series of talks by both professional philosophers and graduate students where they will present "works in progress." This WiP series offers the chance to see top philosophers in action and offers the Saint Louis community a chance to see what is being done in philosophy. In addition, our annual conference focuses on a different topic each year and attracts a wide range of professional philosophers and graduate students working in those areas.

UMSL Philosophers’ Forum

Professor and Chair: Jon McGinnis (

President: Graham Renz (

Vice President: William Bell (

Secretary: James Smoot (

Treasurer: Ashton Snider (

Student Government Liaison: Ben Wisniewski (

Undergraduate Representative: Laura Miller (