Department of Philosophy - Philosophy Club Past Schedules

Philosophy Club Past Schedules


Monday, September 22: Dr. Ryan Shriver, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at FLC, "What are the differences between Eastern and Western philosophy?"

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

Monday, October 20: Debate on the merits of democracy.

Monday, November 10: Ethics Bowl debate.

Monday, November 17: TBA, Dr. William Mangrum, Visiting Professor in Composition at FLC.

Monday, December 1: TBA, Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, Professor of Philosophy at FLC.

Monday, January 26: "An Introduction to Metaphysics," Sean Conte, FLC Philosophy Major.

Monday, February 9: Ethics Bowl Scrimmage, FLC Ethics Bowl Team and the Department of Philosophy.

Monday, March 2: 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: "An Introduction to Phenomenology," Mr. Ryan Shriver, FLC Philosophy Department.

Monday, April 6: "Problems in the Philosophy of Mind," discussion led by the Philosophy Club Officers

Monday, April 13: "The Mystery of the Mystery of Consciousness," Dr. John Heil, Washington University.


Monday, September 9: “Living Deeper with God,” Dr. Justin P. McBrayer

Thursday, September 19: “Skeptical Religion: What it Means and Why it Matters,” Dr. J.L. Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

Sunday, September 29: Peripatetic Philosophy (a hike with philosophers)

Thursday, October 10: "If quantum mechanics were true, we wouldn't be able to tell that it was right (and other problems for scientific realism)" Dr. Laura Ruetsche, University of Michigan

Monday, October 21: Ethics Bowl Debate

Monday, November 4: Getting into Graduate School or Law School: Professor’s Perspective

Monday, December 9: “Do we have moral obligations to nonhuman animals?” Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, January 20: "Is the Pope a Marxist?" Dr. Perry Solheim, FLC School of Business

Monday, February 3: "What's wrong with skepticism?  What's right about simplicity?" Dr. Dugald Owen, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, February 17: "A Consideration of Language, Ontology, and Silence in Zen Philosophy," Mr. Ryan Shriver, PhD candidate University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at FLC

Monday, March 3: "Do We Have Souls?" Dr. Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, UK

Monday, March 17: "Effective Altruism," Mr. Caleb Ontiveros, FLC Philosophy major

Monday, April 14: Getting into Graduate School or Law School: Students’ Perspective


Monday, September 3: “Skeptical Religion,” Caleb Ontiveros, FLC Philosophy Major

Thursday, September 20: “Defusing the Darwinian Dilemma: Adaptive Antirealism and Adequate Explanations,” Dr. Christina Van Dyke, Calvin College

Monday, October 8: "On Pridelessness," Dr. Jeremy Fischer, University of Calgary

Thursday, October 18: "The Meaning of Life," Dr. George Backen, Adams State College

Monday, October 29: “Courage as an Environmental Virtue,” Dr. Rachel Fredericks, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, November 5: FLC Ethics Bowl Scrimmage featuring four FLC philosophy students!  Audience members wanted!

Monday, December 3: "Do We Justly Own What We Legally Have?" Dr. Justin McBrayer, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, January 14: "The F-Word in Academia: Clearing Faith's Bad Rap," Mr. Nate Herbst, Connect Campus Ministry

Monday, January 28: “Critical Reflections on John Rawls’ Theory of Justice,” Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, February 11: "Reflections On Caring in the Academy," Dr. Bill Mangrum, FLC Religious Studies

Monday, February 18: "Living Deeper without God," Dr. Dugald Owen, FLC Department of Philosophy

Monday, February 25: TBA, A Student-Led Discussion

Monday, March 18: “Can a Life Be Redeemed?” Mr. Ed Cash, Durango High School

Monday, April 1: "What Makes Something Possible? A Survey of the Metaphysics of Modality," FLC Philosophy students


October 10: "WTF is Postmodernism?" a student-led discussion, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

October 20 (Thursday): "Is Epistemic Self-Reliance an Ideal?" Dr. Linda Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma, 3:30 Vallecito Room, Student Union

November 7: "How is Virtue Relevant for Medical Ethics?" Dr. Kip Boyd, Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Hospital, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

December 5: "Prediction & Truth: At What does Science Aim?" Doug Moore, FLC student, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

January 23: "The crystal, the equation, and the metaphor walk into a bar: what do Michael Polyani and Kurt Godel have to say to a writer?" Dr. David Clark, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

February 6: “Knowledge and Incentives: Doing Good While Doing Well,”  Dr. Deborah Walker, Economist with FLC School of Business, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

February 20: "Continental Philosophy,"Dr. Nathan Guss, FLC Department of Modern Languages, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

March 19: "What is Art?" Steve Meyers, FLC Department of English, 7 pm, Senate Chambers of Student Union

April 19 (Thursday): Dr. Philip Cafaro, Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University, 3:30 pm, Noble Hall 130 (topic TBA)