KU Philosophy Student Association


The "Philosophy Club" is very active and meets bi-monthly (usually every other Thursday from 11-11:50 a.m. in MSU). The meetings feature a student, faculty member or invited guest speaker, and hold an open discussion. Topics vary with the interests of the students in the club. It has provided a forum for bringing national and international scholars to the university for visiting lectures. The meetings also provide an opportunity for students to present their own research, discuss their interests or simply float new ideas. Students in the club regularly present papers at regional philosophy conferences and publish their work in undergraduate journals of philosophy. 

Philosophy Club explores a wide range of philosophical issues of interest to both students and the university community. The club is open to all, not just philosophy majors. All we require is intellectual curiosity and an open mind.

Interested in giving a talk or recommending a speaker? Contact one of the faculty advisors listed below.

Look for our announcements in the Daily Brief and on Facebook, or call the Philosophy Department at (610) 683-4230 to find out when the next meeting is.


Current Officers

President - Henry Winkleman

Vice President - Ben Winn

Treasurer - Chris Gauntner

Parliamentarian - TBD

Secretary - Arissa Wertman

Liaison - N/A


Faculty Advisors

Dr. Allan Bäck

Dr. Joseph Jedwab


Next Meeting:

"Early Modern Women Philosophers"

Dr. Karen Detlefsen

Department of Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 2, 2019

4:30 p.m.

SUB/MSU 312

Dinner to follow


Previous Talks:

4/18/19  "Gender in a Buddhist Relationship" Levi Walbert

3/28/19  A discussion on "Is Language Necessary for a Community?"

2/28/19  A discussion on "Obligations to the Dead"

2/14/19  A discussion on "Suing Your Parents for Being Born -- Showing the Love?"

1/31/19  A discussion on "Self Defense -- When Should You Strike Back?" 

Philosophy Club hosted Dr. Barbara Gail Montero from the City University of New York on Friday, May 4th, 2018 @ 4:30 in the McFarland Student Union (MSU) building room 322. 

Dr. Barbara Gail Montero

Philosophy Department, The City University of New York

Mind Without Matter

Hosted by Dr. Barbara Gail Montero from the City University of New York on Friday, May 4th, 2018

Image of Dr. Montero
Poster of "Mind Without Matter" Talk

Past Talk topics


For more information about the philosophy program at Kutztown University, contact Prof. John Lizza, Chair of the Philosophy Department, Old Main "A" Wing Room 313, Tel: 610-683-4233, lizza@kutztown.edu