Philosophy Club. Tuesdays after school. Room 254. We Kant wait to see you.
As you might have guessed, we discuss philosophy at Philosophy Club, which we like to remember as a "love of wisdom," the English translation of Greek's philosophia. You may imagine walking into Philosophy Club only to feel assaulted by esoteric philosophical jargon, highly specific references and facts, and names with dizzying pronunciations. Though we encourage our members to bring their unique bodies of knowledge to our discussions, which touch on everything from love and death to government and freedom, we have no expectation that any member, new or old, has read even one book of philosophy, much less the entire Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
In our discussions, which resemble Socratic seminars (with members sitting at tables arranged in a circle, and a self-regulating system of mutual respect that does not rely on raised hands), we expect members to communicate their ideas as clearly and informatively as possible, which requires explaining their thoughts in a way that everyone can understand. No one in Philosophy Club is required to speak--if you would like, you can sit silently and listen for the entire discussion, which normally lasts an hour or two, or even just ask a single question. Philosophy club is about one thing and one thing only: helping you develop the thoughts and ideas with which you will approach the world for the rest of your life.
If you wish to understand the world better, to discuss ideas that interest you, and even to goof around a bit, join us Tuesdays after school in Room 254. It's a good time.