Co-curricular Events

Owl of Minerva

Student Philosophy Forum

Current and past Owl Events

DSPT Owl of Minerva Student Philosophy Forum - September 2011The Owl of Minerva is a philosophy gathering of students, professors, and a community of thinkers that meets once a month to discuss philosophy and related issues. A speaker, chosen at the previous meeting, prepares a question or controversial topic to present to the group. The speaker has twenty minutes to put forward their ideas and arguments followed by an engaging Q & A. This is a great way to meet people, to hone critical thinking and speaking skills, and to learn in a casual setting. A reception follows the presentation. All are welcome and admission is free.

DSPT Owl of Minerva Student Philosophy Forum - October 2009

The only qualification for being a speaker is that you have taken at least one philosophy class in your life. Each talk is limited to 20 minutes (with a 15 minute warning), and the only requirement regarding content is that you present YOUR OWN ARGUMENT to the group (not something you found in Plato or Heidegger or Aquinas--although you can certainly draw on such). 

If you are interested in speaking at the Owl of Minerva, or are interested in being added to the Owl of Minerva e-mail list, please contact .