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!

uPHSRG – Winter Quarter Meeting 1

Hello Everybody!

uPHSRG will be hosting its first general meeting of the Winter Quarter this Thursday (11 January) from 3:30-5pm in HSS 3027.  Please join us for a casual discussion of what uPHSRG is all about and a briefing on what was covered last quarter.  No reading or background in either philosophy or history of science is required!  Bring a friend and enjoy some oreos!

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The Philosophy Club Presents: Coffee with a Professor – Dana Nelkin

Come join us this Thursday, 9 November, for coffee and conversation with Professor Dana Nelkin.  The event will take place at the Mandeville coffee cart.  Drinks are free; you just need to bring yourself!  Professor Nelkin focuses her work on ethics, especially issues of free will and moral responsibility, and their intersection with psychology and law.  Next quarter she will be teaching both PHIL 50 (Law and Society) and PHIL 185 (Philosophy of Religion).

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The Philosophy Club Presents: uPHSRG’s First Fall17 Meeting (19 October, 2017)

uPHSRG is back and ready to read some medieval texts!  This quarter will begin with reading Kepler’s Astronomia Nova, a foundational work in the history of astronomy and physics.  Our first meeting will be this Thursday, the 19th of October in the Science Studies Conference Room (HSS 3025).  We will listen to a brief talk on Kepler and his philosophical and scientific context, and then discuss how we want to tackle the text.  There is no required reading, so just come and enjoy yourself and the oreos!

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