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UnterGang: The Undergraduate Philosophy Club

UnterGang seeks to provide an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation, conducive to the development of undergraduate students serious about submitting to the rigors of critical philosophical discussion. Pluralist in orientation, UnterGang is open to all voices and perspectives. Our intent is to focus and support student interest in philosophy here at the University of Oregon by offering a focal point for undergraduate activity.

UnterGang aims to offer students ample opportunity to share questions, concerns, and ideas, as well enable undergraduates to articulate their needs to the Philosophy Department. Besides organizing Philosophy Club meetings, UnterGang also alerts students to philosophical events at the U of O and throughout the Northwest, and arranges luncheons and meetings with visiting scholars whenever possible.

For additional information, please contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Beata Stawarska at

Call for Papers: Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference

The Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference is planned for Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10am-3pm. This conference is one of the highlights of intellectual activity in the Philosophy program at the UO, and it offers a great opportunity to present and discuss the excellent research in all areas of philosophical inquiry currently conducted by our Undergraduates. This event is open to all perspectives, traditions, and authors within philosophy. Our own Mark Alfano will give the keynote address. Faculty and Grads in Philosophy will join you for the conversation – and some good food – on May 17.

The deadline for submissions is April 20; please send submissions to and

For more details about this event, and information about how to submit a complete paper or an abstract, please see the CFP (PDF).

Please contact the conference organizers directly with any questions:

Benjamin Ryo Ogawa


Aurora Laybourn-Candlish

The next meeting of the UG Philosophy Club is slated for Tuesday, April 15th, 6-7:30pm at Cafe Roma.  The relevant reading for the upcoming session is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The UG Philosophy Club is a hub of social and scholarly activity associated with our Undergraduate program, and it is a great venue for continuing a conversation about all matters philosophical outside of the classroom, and for getting to better know your peers in the program. Everyone is welcome to attend the Club’s meetings at any point during the term.

Please contact Ben Ogawa <> and Aurora J Laybourn-Candlish <> for further information about the Club.

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