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.

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Club Officers for 2019-20

  • Sophie Schwartz, President
  • Rachel Lee, Vice-president
  • Charlie MacFarlane, Secretary
  • Gillian Bynum, Treasurer

A Selected Sample of Past Presentations

  • "Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism",  Dr. Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri (2019)  
  • "Minimizing Marriage", Dr. Elizabeth Brake, Arizona State University (2015)
  • "Do We Have Souls?", Dr. Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, UK (2014)
  • “Skeptical Religion: What it Means and Why it Matters”, Dr. J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada (2013)
  • "On Pridelessness", Dr. Jeremy Fischer, University of Calgary (2012)
  • "De-fusing the Darwinian Dilemma", Dr. Christina van Dyke, Calvin College (2012)
  • "Do we have a Moral Obligation to Obey the Law?", Dr. Peter Markie, University of Missouri (2011)
  • "Is Epistemic Self-Reliance an Ideal?", Dr. Linda Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma (2011)
  • "The Intelligent Design Debate", Dr. Martin Curd, Purdue University (2009)

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For more information, contact:

Dr. Dugald Owen, Associate Professor of Philosophy
215 Noble Hall
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Philosophy Club Schedule

All meetings are on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers in the Student Union Building.

  • 01/27 - Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady (Philosophy, FLC), "What's unjust about the gender pay gap?"
  • 02/10 - Caleb Ontiveros, FLC Philosophy graduate; Notre Dame graduate school
  • 02/24 - Steve Meyers (English, FLC) and Dugald Owen (Philosophy, FLC)
  • 03/09 - Student presentation
  • 04/01 - Fake News panel event (time TBA)
  • 04/13 - Dr. Allen Thompson, Philosophy, Oregon State University (time TBA)

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