Philosophy Club

The William & Mary Philosophy 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 Philosophy 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.  

This Fall 2016, Philosophy Club has become "Diverse Philosophies," with the aim of dedicating our thoughts and discussion to valuable ideas in philosophy, with a special emphasis on underrepresented work, new perspectives, and diverse authorship. Fall 2016 meetings are generally Fridays, from 4 pm to 5 pm, 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 Philosophy 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. See the conference program from last Spring: 2016 Student Conference Program (.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.

2016-17 Philosophy Club Co-Facilitators
Student Co-Facilitators

Hunter Gentry, E-mail:
Ellen Yates, E-mail:
Nate Wahrenberger, E-mail:

Faculty Adviser

Aaron Griffith, E-mail: [[amgriffith]]