Every Wednesday at 5:30
Rudy's Pizzeria
1232 North State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


@ Western Washington University


Welcome, we are WWU's Philosophy Club

Are you interested in philosophy? Do often find yourself asking the "deep" questions? Come join us every Wednesday at 5:30 PM for pizza and philosophizing at Rudy's Pizza!

About the Club

WWU’s Philosophy Club has been a tradition since 1992--twenty two years! On Wednesday evenings, students (and sometimes faculty) hang out and talk philosophy over pizza and drinks. As is tradition, we meet at Rudy’s Pizza in downtown Bellingham at 5:30. In addition to our weekly meeting, we hold various events throughout the year (see 'Events' below) - most notably, each year our top students organize our nationally recognized Northwest Student Philosophy Conference.


[X ] WWU Philosophy Club Diversity Panel; featuring Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Kenny Easwaren, Ned Markosian, and Mary Janell Metzger. A discussion in which the previously mentioned panelists discuss the state of diversity within philosophy. Topics include the current state of diversity within the discipline, implicit and overt discrimination, and strategies to increase diversity. November 22nd AW 204 @ 4:30 PM

[] Northwest Student Philosophy Conference! Our 12th annual conference will be Memorial Day weekend, more information below, here: http://philevents.org/event/show/12658 and available upon request--email drapeln@students.wwu.edu. Submission deadline for papers is March 12th, 2014!

[X] The other philosophy club on campus, the Theistic Thinkers, is co-hosting Linda Zagzebski for the annual Bellingham Lecture in Philosophy and Religion. Her talk will address the question 'Is it reasonable to believe in God?'; there will be a follow-up Q&A. The event will be held at the at WWU, in Arntzen 100, March 6, 4-6pm. For questions contact an officer of the Theistic Thinkers, or visit their OrgSync page: https://orgsync.com/61081/news_posts/62601


Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

Friday, May 23rd
6:00pm            Kickoff Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
                        601 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225    

Saturday, May 24th – AW 304
9:30am                        Breakfast Items and Coffee
10:00               “Poetic License” By John Rosenbaum (Western Washington University)
10:35               Comments by Evie Shepherd, Q&A, short break
11:10               “A Defense of the Use of Rational Intuitions in Metaphysics” by Elizabeth Fine (University of Washington)
11:45               Comments by Maxwell Evans, Q&A
12:20pm          Break for Lunch – Pizza and Sandwiches (vegetarian options available)
1:20                 “Heavyweight Realism in Ontological Disputes” by Alfredo Watkins (UCLA)
1:55                 Comments by Bryce Brugh-Whalen, Q&A, short break
2:30                 “Naturalism, Skepticism, and Defeasibility: Toward an Epistemic Standard in Hume’s Philosophy” By Matthew Hernandez (Portland State University)
3:05                 Comments by Christopher Britton, Q&A, short break
3:40                 Special Lecture: “Why Is the Lack of Diversity Within Philosophy a Problem”
by Alex Guerrero (University of Pennsylvania)

6:00                 Dinner, location TBA

Sunday, May 25th – AW 304 
9:30am            Breakfast Items and Coffee
10:00               “Salvaging Pascal’s Wager” by Elizabeth Jackson (University Notre Dame) and Andrew Rogers (Kansas State University)
10:35               Comments by Dana Gutierrez and Danielle Payton, Q&A, short break
11:10               “Advance Directives and Uncertain Competence” by Zak Kopeikin (CU Boulder)
11:45               Comments by Geoff Briggs, Q&A     
12:20pm          Break for Lunch - Pizza and Sandwiches (vegetarian options available)
1:20                 “Nozick Defended” by Sam Director (Whitworth University)
1:55                 Comments by Morgan Haskins, Q&A, short break             
2:30                 Keynote Lecture: “Against Elections: A Lottocratic Alternative”
By Alex Guererro (University of Pennsylvania)
3:15                 Q&A

See photos of the 2011 Conference >>

Contact our Board

President: Nathan Drapela
Vice President: Emily Beszhak
Budget Authority:John Rosenbaum