Philosophy Club


Disclaimer: Philosophy by its nature is dangerous. New ideas can challenge people's long-held beliefs. At Philosophy Club we try to respect everyone's views while recognizing that the nature of philosophy demands that we challenge those views.

What is Philosophy Club?

Philosophy Club is a place where people can get together and discuss issues ranging from outer space to inner space. Philosophy Club provides a forum for the free expression of thought and speech. We think that providing this forum is important because as Socrates said, "the unexamined life is not worth living."

Some of the things we discuss include: What is right? What is wrong? Is there a difference or is it all just relative to your culture or geography? What is the nature of the universe? What is time? Is there life after death? What is death? Why ask why? Who am I? What do I mean when I use the word "I"? Some people consider these questions silly and of no importance. The philosopher considers these questions to be of the utmost significance not necessarily because they can be answered. We consider the journey to be much more important than the destination.

If you would like to know more about the Philosophy Club or its current activities, contact Matt Enloe (enloem@onid.oregonstate.edu) or Trent Ogden (trentonogden123@gmail.com).

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday February 18, 6pm, Milam 301 or SHPR Library: Planning meeting for the 2/27 film showing and discussion. We will be brainstorming discussion starters and possible faculty guests.

Thursday February 27, Milam 301, 6pm, Milam 301: Regular club meeting.   Join us for a discussion of “Social Method and Social Hope” in  Richard Rorty, “The Consequences of Pragmatism”