The Philosophy Club
Our Philosophy Club is a student-run organization meant to
encourage philosophical discussion outside the classroom and to
reflect the genuine interest of our Philosophy majors and minors
(as well as of many other members of the Butler community) in a
wide range of philosophical problems. There are roughly three
meetings every semester and discussion is held in a generally
lively and informal atmosphere.
Our meetings have focused on topics as diverse as justice
understood as fairness, Buddhism - between philosophy and religion,
philosophy as a lifestyle, and the nature of political freedom.
Occasionally the Philosophy Club holds its meetings jointly with
similar organizations (e.g. when focusing on debates about
political theories or religious issues) or cosponsors talks given
by various philosophers.
Tony Bergamini will be the president of our Philosophy Club for
2012-2013. Dr. Tiberiu Popa is the faculty advisor of the
Philosophy Club, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements about the Club's meetings are posted online on the
Butler Connection and in other physical and virtual venues.
Students are encouraged to suggest topics for the upcoming meetings
of the club.
Some of our recent meetings were devoted to discussing
philosophical aspects of parenthood, the aesthetics of jokes, the
ethical implications of the Occupy movement, the(im)possibility of
For more information, contact Mary Proffitt (email@example.com),
administrative assistant in the Department of Philosophy and
Religion, or the Department Head, Harry van der Linden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next Philosophy club meeting, Wednesday, April 10th,
Philosophy of Peace
Come join the Philosophy Club Wednesday, April 10th in
Jordan Hall 216 from noon to 12:50 PM in order to enjoy FREE
JIMMY JOHNS and a thoughtful discussion about the philosophy of
The ideal of peace is the theoretical goal of civilized society.
It is the establishment of the good life: a healthy community in
which moral, happy beings can reside in comfort. However, because
peace is an ideal, its attainment has been a constant struggle. In
reality, war reigns supreme; and the winners of war write history.
Peace, therefore, entails the historical "battle" against
systematic violence and war by striving for an improved nonviolent
society of human decency. This simple goal, though, has been
immensely difficult to obtain. Thus, this philosophy club meeting
will explore the political, social, economic, and cultural
difficulties of achieving peace. We will discuss the current
situation of U.S. America as we attempt to 'wind down' a decade of
war. Ultimately, we will brainstorm creative ways in which peace
can be realized. All thinkers are invited!
You do not have to be a philosophy major to attend this meeting.
It is open to everyone,
and preparation is optional.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace
As always, FREE JIMMY JOHNS will be provided!