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. 

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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
970-247-7229
owen_d@fortlewis.edu

2019-20 Schedule

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

  • 9/16: Peter McCormick, "What Time Is It on the Sun?"
  • 9/30: Justin McBrayer, "The Importance of Intellectual Diversity"
  • 10/14: Jon Burmeister, Experimental Philosophy: A Potential Alternative to Doing Philosophy from the Armchair
  • 10/28: Ethics Bowl practice
  • 11/11: Student led discussion, topic TBA
  • 12/9: Fred Elbert, title TBA

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