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 2014-15

  • Sean Conte, President
  • Weston Ellis, Vice-President
  • Jared Nilsson, Treasurer
  • Michael Fine, 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)
  • “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)

View a detailed list of previous presentations.

For more information, contact:

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

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Academic Year 2014-15 Schedule

Fall 2014

Monday September 8: 7-8:30pm Senate Chambers. Group gathering, light snacks (Ill provide) Meet and Greet/General discussions through the group and an introduction to what will be going on throughout the semester.

Monday September 22: 7-8:30pm Senate Chambers. Dr. Ryan Shriver, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at FLC, "What are the differences between Eastern and Western philosophy?"

Monday September 29: 6-7:30 Vallecito Room. Dr. Michael Huemer, Professor of Philosophy at CU-Boulder, "The Illusion of Authority." Reception afterwards.

Monday October 20: 7-8:30 Senate Chambers. Debate on the merits of democracy.

Monday November 10: 7-8:30 Senate Chambers. Ethics Bowl debate.

Monday November 17: 7-8:30 Senate Chambers. Dr. William Mangrum, Visiting Professor in Composition at FLC, topic TDB

Monday December 1: 7-8:30 Senate Chambers. Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, Professor of Philosophy at FLC, TBD.

Spring 2015

Monday, January 26: 7-8:30pm Senate Chambers. "An Introduction to Metaphysics," Sean Conte, FLC Philosophy Major.

Monday, February 9: 7-8:30 pm Senate Chambers. Ethics Bowl Scrimmage, FLC Ethics Bowl Team and the Department of Philosophy.

Monday, March 2: 7-8:30 pm Senate Chambers. Left-Libertarianism: The Good, the Bad, and the Owen; Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, Dr. Justin McBrayer, and Dr. Dugald Owen, all of the FLC Philosophy Department.

Monday, March 16: 7-8:30 pm Senate Chambers. "An Introduction to Phenomenology," Mr. Ryan Shriver, FLC Philosophy Department.

Monday, April 6: 7-8:30 pm Senate Chambers. "Problems in the Philosophy of Mind," discussion led by the Philosophy Club Officers

Monday, April 13: 3:30-5:00 pm Noble Hall 130 "The Mystery of the Mystery of Consciousness," Dr. John Heil, Washington University.