Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

Contact Us:

Daniel Propson 
Faculty adviser
(248) 370-3391

Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club meets regularly for food and conversation. The club meets on Fridays at noon in the Philosophy Department lounge during the Fall and Winter Semesters. Meetings are open to all Oakland students, faculty and alumni. The club holds discussions of various philosophical topics, sometimes with visiting faculty, usually with victuals. For more information about locations and topics, go to the Philosophy Club Facebook group.

All Philosophy Club meetings are open to Oakland students, faculty and alumni. We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in being involved with the Philosophy Club (open to any interested student, regardless of major), please join us at any upcoming meeting.

Current Philosophy Club Board Members:

President: Caroline Morris 

Vice-President: Quinn Bessette 

Treasurer: Eugene Oakwood

Secretary: Nick Fontana

Schedule of Meeting Topics (and Presenters), Fall Semester 2019

September 20 -- Opening Meeting

September 27 -- Plato's Ideal City from The Republic

October 4 -- Making Bad Inferences: Concerns for training data in machine learning (Jonathon M Abdal, Durham University)

October 11 -- Linguistics and Propaganda (Daniel Propson)

October 18 -- Utilitarianism

October 25 -- Unwelcome Agreement (Joshua Blanchard)

November 1 -- Philosophy of Zombies

November 8 -- Egoism and Altruism

November 15 -- Kantian Metaphysics and Ethics

November 22 -- Fossils with Feathers and Philosophy of Science (Joyce Havstad)

December 6 -- Determinism and Free Will