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UNCG Philosophy Club

Spring 2021 Meetings

The UNCG Philosophy Club will meet online this semester. All meetings will be held via Zoom from 5:30-7pm on the dates listed.

Everyone with an interest in Philosophy and philosophical discussion is welcome. There is a Canvas platform to organize these meetings. To that end, please fill in this Google form, so that you can be added to that platform.

Faculty advisors are Mike Matteson and Adam Rosenfeld. Join the Philosophy Club Facebook page or email them at philclub@uncg.edu.

1/27: When should a government be overthrown?

2/10: What counts as a free choice?

2/24: What is impossible?

3/10: What are the boundaries of medical consent?

3/24: What’s special about expertise?

4/7:  To be selected by club

4/21: To be selected by club

Fall 2020 Meetings

The UNCG Philosophy Club will meet online this semester. Everyone with an interest in Philosophy and philosophical discussion is welcome. There is a Canvas platform to organize these meetings. To that end, please fill in this Google form, so that you can be added to that platform.

Faculty advisors are Mike Matteson and Adam Rosenfeld. Email philclub@uncg.edu to join or check out the Philosophy Club Facebook page.

The meetings and topics for fall term are:

9/23: What are my responsibilities during a pandemic?

10/7: Are emotions necessary for making moral decisions?

10/21: Is diversity among scientists beneficial for the progress of science?

11/4: Who should be allowed to vote?

11/18: Is it permissible to de-platform people? 

Spring 2020 Meetings

1/15: The Trolley Problem

1/29: TV Night featuring Atlanta, S1E7

2/12: What makes something lovable?

2/26: Do I own my pets?

3/11: Can I be wrong about whether or not I’m happy?

3/25: What does it mean to “define” a concept?

4/8: When should we “forgive” bad behavior?

4/22: What do I owe future generations? (Earth Day Topic)

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact the Philosophy Dept at 336-334-5059 or mmdargat@uncg.edu

Join our Facebook Page to stay up to date on events and meetings!

 

Fall 2019 Meetings

8/28:  Am I Entitled to My Own Opinion?

9/11:  When is War Just?

9/25:  Ethics Bowl Practice Round – Contact Prof. Bottenberg at f_botten@uncg.edu for information

10/09:  Who Doesn’t Want to be a Cyborg?

10/23:  What Am I Allowed to Joke About?

10/25:  ETHICS BOWL  3:00 – 9:00 pm

11/20:  TBA  (Not in Faculty Center)