The Philosophical Society is an open, student-run, group intended to allow students to explore philosophical issues outside the context of the classroom. The three main purposes of this group are as follows: (1) to give students a place and time to meet in order to discuss philosophy, (2) to provide a forum in which those who are interested in philosophy but who are not familiar with its content can be exposed to philosophy, and (3) to provide students with a context in which a community of similarly interested students can be developed. In accordance with these goals, the meetings of the Philosophy Society are open to all students and they will involve activities such as open discussions, presentations, invited speakers, movies, trips to regional conferences, etc. The overall idea is that students should come and enjoy intellectual discussion in a relatively relaxed social environment. Meeting dates will be advertised in the philosophy department and on this web site.
The Philosophical Society typically meets once a week in the Free Trade Cafe, in the Miller Center.
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