Coffee with a Philosopher – Lucy Allais

Kant wait for those midterms?  Wishing those papers were merely ideal?  Take a break and join us for coffee and conversation with Prof. Lucy Allais this Friday, 20 April!  We will meet at the Mandeville coffee cart at 9am — drinks are free!

Professor Allais works primarily in Kant, especially his transcendental idealism, along with various ethical issues concerning forgiveness and punishment.  Recently she has also done some work in bio-ethics and the nature of consent.  We Kant wait to see you there!



Coffee with a Philosopher – Manuel Vargas

Looking for a kick during midterms?  Thinking about what to take next quarter?  Come join us for coffee and conversation with Prof. Manuel Vargas this Friday, 16 February!  We will meet at the Mandeville coffee cart at 9am — drinks are free!

Professor Vargas’ work looks at ethical questions concerning agency, sociality, and moral psychology, and he also has a significant interest in Mexican Philosophy.  Next quarter he will be teaching the inaugural session of PHIL 155 – Mexican Philosophy.  Come to learn more!

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PhilDisc – Winter 2018

Hi Everyone!

Tomorrow will be PhilDisc’s first meeting of the quarter!  Meetings will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4-5pm in the Department Library (HSS 8025 – take the elevator all the way to the top and turn right!).  Bring a friend and join us for some great philosophical conversations!PhilDisc Flyer - Color


This quarter, PhilDisc will feature a new feedback session.  On alternating Wednesdays (the first will be this Wednesday, the 17th), PhilClub officers will be available at the start of the meeting for questions and suggestions.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Movie Night and QPD

Hello Everyone!

We have two exciting events coming up – a Movie Night this coming Thursday and the inauguration of a new event: QPD (Quarterly Philosophical Discussion)!

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Movie Night: Free food and movie! Come join us for a movie night in the philosophy department Seminar Room, HSS 7077 at 5pm!  If anyone is interested, we’ll also be holding a discussion afterwards to talk about some philosophical topics pertinent to the movie.  Everyone is welcome! 18 January – save the date! We look forward to seeing you there!


QPD:  UCSD Philosophy Club will be hosting our first QPD (Quarterly Philosophy Discussion) this Winter Quarter. The topic of QPD will be decided by a poll. The topics are basic income, self driving cars, white supremacy, and organ donation. The poll will be closed on 26 January, and relevant philosophy papers will be posted on the UCSD Phil Club website. We will be meeting to discuss the selected topic on Thursday, 1 March at 5pm in the Seminar Room, H&SS 7077– refreshments will be provided. Follow the link below to vote for the topic you all would be interested in discussing:

We hope to see you at one or both of these events!

Philosophy Club Hosts: Hiking Social (10/15/2016)

Come join us for a morning hike this Saturday! We’ll be meeting on I-Walk in ERC International House at 9AM to take the 101 bus up to the North Torrey Pines State Reserve, so remember to bring your UCSD student ID/bus pass/bus fare! All are welcome!
Other things you might want to bring:
– water
– sunscreen
– swim trunks/swim suit
– a positive attitude

Questions? Comment on this post or e-mail We look forward to meeting you all!