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 2018-19

  • Sophie Schwartz, President
  • Rachel Lee, Vice President
  • Mikayla Bennion, Secretary
  • Emily Sorenson – Treasurer

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 2018-19 Schedule

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2018-19 Philosophy Club Schedule

Spring 2019

Mon, Jan 21: 7:00 pm - Senate Chambers, SU                            Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady: "Who's the Boss of You? The Justification of Political Authority"

Mon, Jan 28: 7:00 pm - Senate Chambers, SU                            Dr. Peter McCormick: "Do Ax Murderers Deserve the Death Penalty?" 

Mon, Feb 11: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU                              FLC President Tom Stritikus: "Perspectives on Leadership: Understanding Student Voice" 

Mon, Feb 25: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU                          Student-led discussion: Topic  TBA 

Mon, Mar 18: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU                             Mark Mastalski, Director of FLC Leadership Center: Title TBA 

Mon, Apr 1: 7:00pm - Senate Chambers, SU                      TBA 

Thur, Apr 11: 3:30pm - Vallecito Room, SU                 Dr. Peter Vallentyne: Title TBA