Philosophy Society

Philosophy Society Club Rookie of the Year Award (2013-2014)

Officers

President: Lucas Moline

Vice President: Joe Benun

Treasurer: Edward Smith

Secretary: Daniel Gomez

Faculty Adviser

Assistant Professor Justin Steinberg

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Upcoming Meetings

The Society will not be having any meetings over the summer. We hope you have an enjoyable, restful, and productive summer. We look forward to seeing you back in the Fall.

Previous Meetings

"The The Ben Wasserman Story: Philosophy to Comedy and Back!!!" 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall

Rights in Transit: The Struggle for Transportation Justice in California's East Bay
Speaker: Kafui Attoh (Murphy Institute, CUNY)
An Election for 2014-2015 Philosophy Society Officers will also take place at the start of this meeting.
All students who might be interested in serving as officers should make sure to attend.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall (Resource Center, Philosophy Dept.)

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Natural Rights in the Eighteenth Century
Speaker: Colin Heydt [Princeton University / University of South Florida]
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Information, Hypothesis-Making, and Scientific Discovery
Speaker: Mariana Vitti (Scholar in Residence, Brooklyn College)
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall (Philosophy Seminar Room)

Seeing Stars: Remarks on the Reception and Ontology of Movie Stars
A Philosophy Talk by David Goldblatt [Professor Emeritus, Denison University, and Brooklyn College alumnus]
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Glenwood Room, second floor, Student Center

Screening and Discussion of La Jetee
Discussion led by Professor Andrew Arlig
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Philosophy as Intellectual Blood Sport? Argumentation and Metaphors of Violence
Discussion led by Professor Justin Steinberg
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

School-Year Kick-off Meeting and Officer Elections
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall (Philosophy Department Commons)

Last Meeting for the Spring 2013 Semester
Ben Wasserman, "Trading Free Will for Constancy"
General Elections for 2013–14 Executive Board
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall (Philosophy Department Commons)

Thesis on Causation
Speaker: Anton Svyatsky
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall (Philosophy Seminar Room) 

Philosophy's Place in Today's World
Moderator: Assistant Professor Anna Gotlib
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall (Philosophy Department Commons)

Intentions and Art
Speaker: Associate Professor Saam Trivedi
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Spinoza
Jumana Morciglio, "Spinoza's Missing Piece to the Puzzle of Incontinence"
Ben Wasserman, "Where There's a Way There's a Will"
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Emotions Beyond the Brain
Speaker: Dan Shargel (CUNY Graduate Center)
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Philosophy and Taboos (initial meeting for fall 2012 semester)
Speaker: Assistant Professor Justin Steinberg
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall