This is the current site of the Duke Undergraduate Philosophical
Society. This club provides an opportunity for students studying
Philosophy to meet, socialize, and discuss issues of philosophical
Meeting Place: The Philosophy lounge on the second floor of the West Duke
Building on East Campus.
Meeting Time: Currently we meet roughly biweekly at 6:30pm on a Thursday.
(2003-04-10) Good news! Professor Brandon, the Department
Chair, has let us know that we will be able to invite a speaker to
come to Duke next year. We need to invite someone soon, however,
since these things take a while to plan and people get booked
early. If there is an active philosopher you are especially
interested in and would love to hear speak, please suggest that
person to Dan.
(2003-04-10) Will Feldman, a philosophy major, wants to
start an undergraduate philosophy journal next fall; members of
the society are going to help him. So if anyone is interested,
send Dan an
email and he'll pass it on to Will.
(2003-04-05) Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April
15th at 6:00pm. It will be in the Philosophy lounge and this time
we will meet with Prof. Owen Flanagan. He'll be talking about
some of his interests. As always, there will be free pizza. Come
(2003-02-27) We had our second meeting this Thursday. We
discussed Robert Nozick's "Tale of the
Slave" argument against the
extensive state and discussed possible times we could meet. If
you have a time you would rather meet, mail Dan.
(2003-02-20) Our next meeting will be on February 27th at
6:30pm. It will be in the Philosophy lounge again and there will
(2003-02-06) We had our first meeting this Thursday, which was a productive
one. We got to know each other as well as several of the new Philosophy
faculty including Professors Andrew Janiak and Brian Cantwell Smith. After
that we discussed materialism's continuing challenge to organized religion.