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Diverse Philosophies Club

Tenth Undergraduate Conference Paper Prize Winners!

The 10th annual undergraduate Philosophy Conference was held Oct. 17th-18th, 2020. The winners of two best papers honoraria were:

Best - Jared Jones, "Foundations of Negation: Two Models of Negation in Hegel and Spinoza."

Second - Daniel Cappell, "So THAT'S 'What it's Like to be a Bat.': How We Might Get Accustomed to Physical Reductions."

Congratulations!

The flyer and full program are below.

2020 Undergrad Conference Announcement

 
Full Conference Program Here!

Weekly Discussions

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. Its aim is to dedicate discussion to valuable ideas in philosophy, with a special emphasis on underrepresented work, new perspectives, and diverse authorship. 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 2020 meetings. The discussion group currently meets on Friday afternoons by Zoom. Please contact one of the co-facilitators (see below) to get on the e-mail list, which will keep you up with the topics and meetings from week-to-week.

Annual Student Conference

The Diverse Philosophies Club 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.

2020-21 Diverse Philosophies Club Co-Facilitators
Student Co-Facilitators

Jake Beardsley, E-mail: jlbeardsley@email.wm.edu
Jared Jones, E-mail:
jwjones@email.wm.edu

Faculty Adviser

Professor Laura Guerrero, E-mail: lpguerrero@wm.edu

Keeping Up With Events

Interested students are encouraged to e-mail the co-facilitators 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.