Department of Philosophy - Philosophy Club

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 2017-18

  • Sophie M. Schwartz, Co-President
  • Adam Hamilton, Co-President
  • Rachel C. Lee, Treasurer
  • Mikayla Bennion, Secretary

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)
  • “Skeptical Religion: What it Means and Why it Matters,” Dr. J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada (2013)
  • "Do We Have Souls?" Dr. Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, UK (2014)
  • "Minimizing Marriage," Dr. Elizabeth Brake, Arizona State University (2015)

View a detailed list of previous presentations.

Guide for Undergraduate Philosophy Clubs and Groups

For more information, contact:

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

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Academic Year 2017-18 Schedule

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2018-19 Philosophy Club Schedule

Fall 2018

Monday, Sep. 10: 7:00 pm - Vallecito Room, SU. A visit with Scott Helker, Libertarian candidate for governor of Colorado.

Monday, Sep. 24: 7:00 pm - Vallecito Room, SU. Dr. Dugald Owen discusses "Moral Truth: Illusion or Reality?" Everyone is welcome!

Monday Oct. 8: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU"What Do I Care What You Think?"  Dr. McBrayer invites us think outside ourselves.

Monday, Oct. 22: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU.  Philosophy Club offers a discussion this week on economics with Dr. Deb Walker. Title TBA. 

Monday, Nov. 5 : 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU. Does the Ethics Bowl need to practice? Certainly! They will, and you are invited!

Monday, Dec. 3: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU. Interested in learning more about immigration? Join FLC Political Scientists, Drs. Ruth Alminas and Paul DeBell to this week's club meeting. Title TBA.