The Philosophy Club is a convocation of kids posing as intellectuals, kids who use words like "convocation" instead of "group". Occasionally, there will be guest appearances by actual intellectuals. We discuss topics that would charitably be described as "unpopular in the classroom". Meetings are open to everyone, regardless of political affiliation or economic standing.
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FIRST MEETING FOR FALL 2012
Topic: "Presidential Race 2012, Issues and Differences?"
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108I
In the presidential race of 2012, the “issues” seem to be the deciding factors. The way one candidate leans compared to another on the same point seems to be determining the election. Hence it is the issues that become focal, and not the candidates themselves. For our first meeting of the 2012-13 school year, the Informal Philosophy club will focus on this unique characterization. What are the central issues that most determine a presidential race? Are these issues pivotal term-long or do they only seem to arise in an election year? Which issues have almost collective agreement? Is collective agreement even possible or must there be debate for the point to be considered an issue? Is the focus on the issues a benefit to the candidates? Should the voters change the focus back to the candidates as was typical of years past? How is this presidential race similar and dissimilar to others?