The Philosophical Society is dedicated to the pursuit of truth through an open discussion and analysis of ideas in the form of public lectures and discussions and through encouraging students to submit papers at regional philosophical conferences. It provides important opportunities for anyone interested in philosophy to gain a broad feel for what is going on in philosophy, to participate in high-level philosophical discussion, and to interact with others interested in philosophical problems. The Philosophical Society will be meeting in the first floor philosophy lounge (where all the couches are located) this Thursday, Nov. 1st at 5:30 PM. Our discussion theme for the semester will focus on the philosophy of religion. The reading for next meeting will come from C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, Book II- What Christians Believe. We will focus primarily on the first chapter, "The Rival Conceptions of God," but feel free to read the entire Book II. While reading Lewis' work, critically evaluate the arguments and claims he makes. For example, how does he tackle the problem of evil? How does he defend Christianity? Is he successful? Why, or why not? If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The C. S. Lewis text can be found here: http://www.lib.ru/LEWISCL/mere_engl.txt
- President- Andrea Nelson- email@example.com
- Vice-President- Samantha Taber- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary/Treasurer- Paul Clarke
- Public Relations- Bryan Rathgeber- email@example.com
Texas Tech has a chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 the Society now has a network of over 140 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Texas Tech chapter co-sponsors some lectures with the Philosophy Club and also engages in various other philosophic activities that vary from year to year. In past years, for example, Phi Sigma Tau has organized reading groups to discuss contemporary journal articles.
As stated in its constitution thePhilosophy Graduate Student Association was formed "to promote a general interest in philosophy on the Texas Tech Campus; to advance the tradition of friendship, community, and intellectual rigor within the philosophic community at Texas Tech; and to maintain an environment supportive of those Texas Tech graduate students who wish to further their career in philosophy." Each student enrolled in the philosophy graduate program at Texas Tech is a member of PGSA. For more information about PGSA, please peruse their website.