Department of Philosophy

Fort Lewis College Philosophy Club

The philosophy club is a student organization promoting philosophical discussion outside of class. Students meet twice each month to discuss a wide variety of philosophical issues. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in philosophy. 

Club Officers for 2013-2014

  • Jakob Wheeler, President
  • Caleb Ontiveros, Vice-President
  • Dylan Leigh, Treasurer
  • Ivie Crawford, Public Relations

A Selected Sample of Past Presentations

  • "The Intelligent Design Debate," Dr. Martin Curd, Purdue University (2009)
  • "Is Epistemic Self-Reliance an Ideal?" Dr. Linda Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma (2011)
  • "Do we have a Moral Obligation to Obey the Law?" Dr. Peter Markie, University of Missouri (2011)
  • "De-fusing the Darwinian Dilemma," Dr. Christina van Dyke, Calvin College (2012)
  • "On Pridelessness" Dr. Jeremy Fischer, University of Calgary (2012)

View a detailed list of previous presentations.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Justin McBrayer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
216 Noble Hall


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Academic Year 2013-14 Schedule

Fall Schedule

Monday, September 9, 7:00-9:00 Vallecito Room: “Living Deeper with God,” Dr. Justin P. McBrayer

Thursday, September 19, 3:00-5:00 Vallecito Room: “Skeptical Religion: What it Means and Why it Matters,” Dr. J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

Sunday, September 29, 2:00-onwards, Animas Mountain Trailhead: Peripatetic Philosophy (a hike with philosophers)

Thursday, October 10, 3:30-5:30 Chemistry 130: "If quantum mechanics were true, we wouldn't be able to tell that it was right (and other problems for scientific realism)" Dr. Laura Ruetsche, University of Michigan

Monday, October 21, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: Ethics Bowl Debate

Monday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: Getting into Graduate School or Law School: Professor’s Perspective

Monday, December 9, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: “Do we have moral obligations to nonhuman animals?” Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, FLC Department of Philosophy

Spring Schedule

Monday, January 20, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: "Is the Pope a Marxist?" Dr. Perry Solheim, FLC School of Business

Monday, February 3, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: "What's wrong with skepticism?  What's right about simplicity?" Dr. Dugald Owen, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, February 17, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: "A Consideration of Language, Ontology, and Silence in Zen Philosophy," Mr. Ryan Shriver, PhD candidate University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at FLC

Monday, March 3, 7:00- 8:30 Vallecito Room: "Do We Have Souls?" Dr. Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, UK

Monday, March 17, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: "Effective Altruism," Mr. Caleb Ontiveros, FLC Philosophy major

Monday, April 14, 7:00-8:30 Senate Chambers: Getting into Graduate School or Law School: Students’ Perspective