Diverse Philosophies Club
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.
Spring 2019 meeting times are 4:00 pm, in James Blair 142 (Philosophy Seminar Room). In certain weeks, there are no meetings, so please contact one of the co-facilitators to get on the e-mail list and to keep up with the topics 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.
The College of William & Mary held its ninth undergraduate philosophy conference on April 6 & 7, 2019. The keynote speaker was Professor Chris Tweedt, from the Department of Philosophy at Christopher Newport University. The program is here: 2019 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Program (.pdf)
2018-19 Diverse Philosophies Club Co-Facilitators
Philip Swenson, E-mail: [[pjswenson]]
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.