Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is a group of  mostly undergraduate, and some graduate, students who meet for various philosophically-related activities. Many attendees are philosophy majors or minors, but non-philosophy students are very welcome as well.

We discuss philosophically interesting issues in a pretty informal way, usually accompanied by pizza and pop. Often our discussion will be centred around a particular reading or film. Recent works discussed include Thomas Nagel's What is it Like to be a Bat?, Bertrand Russell's The Sex Taboo, and Michael Huemer's America's Unjust Drug War.  We are very much a member-directed group, so anyone who is interested in suggesting a particular reading, film, or activity for the group is encouraged to do so.

We also coordinate with Dr Don Callen's Philosophy Movie Night, which meets on Thursday evenings, in 301Shatzel Hall, usually every second or third week.   Dr Callen specializes in continental philosophy and has a keen interest in film.  The films he chooses to show are a pretty eclectic bunch, from the Coen Brothers to classics like Shanghai Express.  After the film, we usually stay behind to share ideas about it. 

  • Meetings:  Most Thursdays  7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Location: Usually 301 Shatzel Hall, but occasionally another location (check with one of the people listed below for a particular week)

If you are interested in finding out what the Philosophy Club is up to this week, feel free to contact us:

Philosophy Club Contacts:

Philosophy Club Faculty Advisor: Dr Ian Young
Phone: 419-372-9365

For information about Philosophy Movie Night, contact:

Dr Don Callen
Email: dcallen@bgsu.edu