Why Join Philosophy Club? PhilosophyClub is a venue for students interested in expanding their knowledgethrough the sharing of beliefs and principles by engaging inconstructive discussion relating to philosophical and moral principles,questions and beliefs.
Please be advised that this is a group that has mature, philosophicaland moral discussions on a wide range of topics. All viewpoints arewelcome and are to be respected.
Meetings: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday (Additional meetings as needed)
Where: Room 1005
All students are welcome.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Club Pictures for the Yearbook
Club pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 at 2:20 in the Auditorium. All members are required to be there.
Wednesday 10/15 Meeting Topic & ReadingsWhatmakes people different from shoes? Your first reaction might be toargue that people have minds, and shoes do not. But what really do wemean when we say "mind". Is the mind some mystical entity residingwithin the ether? Or is it a product of the body?This is something philosophers haveargued for centuries over and is commonly known as the problem of the"mind body connection". We will discuss the mind-body connection, andexplore the ideas of idealism, materialism, dualism, and probablyseveral unrelated tangents.Some related and semi-related sources of study are as follow:
John Searle's Chinese room argument
, which addresses whether computers can think (thereby bringing into question a perceived difference between "us" and "them")Mental causation
-- are you really "thinking"?Descartes the Dualist
-- the concept of Dualism, which bears careful reading