Reading Groups

Open to members of the University community


Ancient Philosophy Reading Group The starting point and focus of our discussions are the ancient texts themselves. Each session, one member of the group translates the text and starts off discussion, with all members interrupting and actively participating as the mood strikes. Contact: Victor Caston for more information.

Legal Philosophy Reading Group Group of students and professors who meet to discuss contemporary work in legal philosophy. Contact: Steve Schaus for more information.

Political Philosophy Reading Group Each meeting someone distributes and presents an article of interest in political philosophy for discussion. Contact: Nicholas Serafin for more information

Foundations of Modern Physics Reading Group  Rackham-funded interdisciplinary reading group which focuses on the philosophy of physics and related areas of physics and philosophy. Graduate students and faculty from any department are welcome. For more information, visit our website and e-mail Charles Sebens to be added to the mailing list.

Epistemology Reading Group (EPiG) EpiG is a group which meets bi-weekly to read contemporary papers in epistemology (broadly construed). The topics read range from issues in traditional epistemology, formal epistemology, the intersection of the two, and even some decision theory. Contact Daniel Drucker for times, locations, reading lists, or anything else related to the group.

Metaethics Reading Group  We discuss contemporary papers in metaethics and moral psychology. Graduate students and faculty of any department are welcome to attend. Please contact Paul Boswell to be added to the mailing list.

Philosophy of Language (PoLR)  PoLR is a group which meets bi-weekly to read contemporary papers in the philosophy of language (broadly construed). The topics covered range from issues in traditional philosophy of language, formal semantics, and pragmatics. Contact Patrick Shirreff for times, locations, reading lists, or anything else related to the group.

Stoicism Reading Group  The Stoicism Reading Group meets weekly to translate Greek and Latin texts from Long & Sedley. Contact Victor Caston for more details.