Below is a more or less firm schedule of our planned events for the 2013-14 school year. A description of the different kinds of events we host follows:
Discussion Meetings -
Weekly informal discussions on a topic of philosophical interest. The meetings begin with a brief introduction to the topic of discussion for the evening and some preliminary icebreakers, after which the discussion is opened up to all attendees. As stated on our "Home" page, we welcome and positively encourage cross-disciplinary attendance - the more perspectives and the more knowledge, the richer the discussion!
Graduate Student Presentations -
A few times a year, we reach out to some of the talented and knowledgeable graduate students in our department and ask them if they would join us for an evening. The topics and meeting style vary depending on the graduate student's preferences but generally involve a presentation (sometimes short, sometimes long) of philosophical material relating to their field of study. This is then followed by a Q&A section and/or a discussion which is also generally moderated by the graduate student.
Inter-club Socials -
Once or twice a semester we invite another McMaster club to join us in a joint discussion of some topic of shared interest (e.g. McMaster Philosophers' Society and The Mac Veggie Club discuss: The ethics of vegetarianism). However, unlike our other meetings, these socials are usually held at a nearby restaurant like The Phoenix or 1280.
*All events, unless otherwise stated, are held in University Hall, Tower Room (Rm 316), from 18:00-20:00.