Diverse Philosophies Club

As of Fall 2016, what was formerly Philosophy Club has become Diverse Philosophies, with the aim of dedicating discussion to valuable ideas in philosophy, with a special emphasis on underrepresented work, new perspectives, and diverse authorship.

The William & Mary Diverse Philosophies Club provides an exciting atmosphere in which students have the opportunity to interact with one another and faculty outside the context of a classroom environment. Open to majors and non-majors alike, the Diverse Philosophies Club allows students to pursue their philosophical interests wherever they may take them, including areas beyond the scope of classes typically offered at the College. Activities include weekly discussions, lectures by guest philosophers, and a picnic each semester where students challenge faculty in a friendly game of volleyball.  

Fall 2017 meetings are Fridays at 4pm in the Philosophy Seminar Room, James Blair 142. In certain weeks, there are no meetings, so please contact one of the co-facilitators to get on the e-mail list.

Annual Student Conference

The Diverse Philosophies Club also hosts the Annual William & Mary Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, a tradition which started in March 2011. The Conference is a two-day long event in which students from the College and other universities share papers, receive critical feedback from each other and faculty, and enjoy a keynote lecture by a notable guest philosopher.

The 2017 Conference was held on March 18th and 19th. The Keynote speaker was  Professor Jessica Flannigan from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Program of Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law at the University of Richmond.  See the schedule here (.pdf).

Keeping Up With Events

Interested students are encouraged to e-mail the co-facilitators (contact info below) to be added to the listserv. You should also check out the department's Facebook page for the latest updates on philosophy club events.

See the event calendar for this year's department colloquia, which philosophy club members are encouraged to attend.

2017-18 Diverse Philosophies Club Co-Facilitators
Student Co-Facilitators

Noah Terrell, E-mail: njterrell@email.wm.edu
Michael Cairo, E-mail:

Faculty Advisers

Aaron Griffith, E-mail: [[amgriffith]]
Philip Swenson, E-mail: [[pjswenson]]