The Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a student organization that seeks to engage the campus and local community in philosophical activity. This process begins with motivated students who are compelled to reflect deeply on intriguing topics (such as personal and collective values, fundamental assumptions in various academic disciplines, political movements, human and animal rights) and who seek to put their philosophical convictions into action through creative community involvement. Members gain valuable organizational experiences, working to provide the campus community with engaging opportunities to develop philosophically through participation in events such as guest lectures, seminars, workshops, and undergraduate conferences. The Philosophy Club encourages members to pursue tutoring, conduct original research, assist in the research efforts of faculty in the department, engage in philosophically relevant volunteer opportunities, and network with other organizations and individuals with an interest in philosophy.
The Philosophy Club is re-organizing and is planning some exciting events in the near future. Check back soon for more details, including meeting times and dates!
The Socrates Café is a place where students can have open discussions about important issues. We are primarily part of the philosophy department, but we have strong roots in the psychology, physics, sociology, and political science departments on campus. We have had discussions about free will, miracles, the nature of knowledge and political oppression. We ask no previous knowledge and pride ourselves on being a safe place where anyone can speak about what is really important to him or her.
We meet every other week on Wednesday evenings. On average there are about twenty people from many different areas of study and from outside the traditional university setting. We always are interested in many different people to bring multiple perspectives to our discussions.
Great opportunity for extra credit from Dr. Scherwitz and Dr. Kraemer!