Philosophy Club Mission

'To promote critical thought and individual intellectual growth by providing an open forum for discussion and integrating philosophy into campus life.'

Tuesday 3/11 from 5-6:30 P.M. at Clyde's: Come, embrace the full flourishing of your telos through the appreciation of the philosophical insights of the Philosophy Department's newest PhD holder: Dr. Alison Postell. Or, in plain English: come listen to Dr. Postell explain how to make the most out of your life. The topic of her talk: Why do people disagree about ethics? Here is the abstract: "It's no secret that there is a plurality of views about ethics, but is there any reason why people seem to disagree so widely on their views of right and wrong? In this Philosophy Club meeting I'll discuss four major approaches to ethics and how they differ according to the ontology that comports with each of them."

Tuesday 4/8 from 5-6:30 P.M. at Clyde's: This is where the reason meets the road, or where pontification meets the pavement. Have you ever wondered, "Other than grad school, what the heck is philosophy good for?" Well, despite your inner voice's bad grammar, this meeting is for you! Former UCCS philosophy majors who have taken the tools of clear thinking and are using them to build lives of meaning in the world beyond academia will be sharing their stories and answering your eager questions. This event will involve a panel of local UCCS Philosophy Department alumni who have found success in areas outside of academic philosophy. Stay tuned for more details on this event.
Thursday 4/10 from 5-6:30 P.M.  (Location TBA): Professor Richard Collins from CU-Boulder's Law School will be speaking on "Religious Freedom and Obamacare: The Supreme Court Latest Case." This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Legal Studies and the Center for Religious Diversity.

Tuesday 5/6 from 5-6:30 P.M. at Clyde's: Ok, so you want to be a philosopher, for realz? Well first of all, "realz" isn't really a word, but if you're really serious about this philosophy thing, and are human enough to accept some help in figuring out how to make that dream a reality, this semester's last Philosophy Club meeting is for you. All the graduate school selection and preparation information that you need to know will be made available-just in time for thinking about life beyond UCCS as you leave for the summer. Some of our Philosophy professors will be on hand to get you thinking about the graduate school application process and answer any questions that you may have!

UCCS Philosophy Club Faculty Sponsor: Geoff Ashton Email <gashton@uccs.edu>