Philosophy and Classical Studies Activities and Opportunities

Diogenes Club

The Diogenes Club is an informal group of undergraduate students interested in philosophy and classical studies. Talks, debates, and get-togethers occur throughout the school year.

The club is named in honor of Diogenes the Cynic, who was referred to as "Socrates Gone Mad," and who enjoyed provoking discussion on all sorts of topics.

Philosophy Day

Philosophy Day, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Culture Organization (UNESCO), and held on the purported birthday of Socrates, is observed throughout the world as an occasion for people to reflect upon the importance of critical thinking, world peace, international cooperation, and the love of wisdom.

Each year, St. John Fisher College celebrates the event with a day of round-table discussions, skits, musical events, and other related activities. Professors and students from throughout the entire campus come together and connect with an international intellectual community.

Philosophy Day is held the third Thursday of November.

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