Philosophy Discussion Session

About:  PhilDisc (Philosophical Discussions) is an informal discussion group that meets every Wednesday in UCSD Philosophy Department Library (HSS 8025) The group was designed to compensate for the fact that upper-division courses at UCSD typically lack discussion sections.  Our goal is thus to provide a friendly, informal atmosphere in which students can discuss the topics they have been learning about in their courses or simply talk about philosophical questions they have been thinking about.

Although Phil Discussion was designed for those in upper-division courses, students in lower-division courses and even those not enrolled in philosophy courses, are strongly encouraged to attend.  Active discussion is a vital aspect of doing philosophy; we believe that to do philosophy well one must not only think about it, but one must also talk about it.

Being an informal event, there are no set topics of discussion. Sometimes we will send a typical article to our mailing list for discussion, we will also determine the topic with respect to the result of the poll — Here’s the link for the poll:

You can also bring in whatever questions you want to talk about and there will be a group of willing discussants!

Drop-in whenever you want (during our hours), and however often you’d like – no need to come every time, although we would love to have you!

Meetings: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in HSS 8025


President: Phoenix Wang (

Vice President: Joyce Yue (

Secretary: Sophie Leuchtner (