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Tutoring

The philosophy department offers tutoring. Tutoring takes place in Stansbury 231. Tutoring times are posted (and distributed in philosophy classes) at the beginning of each semester. No appointments are necessary for tutoring. 

Excellent philosophy students who are interested in becoming tutors ($9/hr.) should contact Ken Enoch at the philosophy department. 

Location: 231 Stansbury Hall

Spring Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday           8:30AM – 4:45PM
  • Tuesday           10:00AM – 12:30PM and 4:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday      8:30AM – 4:45PM
  • Thursday          10:00AM – 12:30PM and 4:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Friday              8:30AM – 4:45PM

Who are We?

Anthony Daulton is a senior philosophy major.

Curtis Kesner is a senior with majors in philosophy and economics.

Chelsi Sayti is a senior philosophy major and a creative writing minor.


Tutoring

Philosophy Club

Philosophy club meetings are an opportunity for students to meet informally with one another and with faculty members to discuss philosophical topics or any other subject. Club meetings usually take place at the Morgantown Brewing Company on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. All are welcome, so feel free to stop by!

The Philosophy Club also hosts screenings of movies throughout the semester. Movie titles and screening times are made available at the beginning of each semester. 

Geoff Georgi is the Club's faculty adviser and Curtis Kesner is the Philosophy Club president. Get in touch with either of them if you have questions about the Club; you can also find out more about the Club on its Facebook page, WVU Philosophy Club.

Conferences & Speakers

National Undergraduate Philosophy Conference:

April 1, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

231 Stansbury Hall

Keynote Address by Scott Soames (University of Southern California)

 

Applied Ethics Day:

Two talks by David Barnard (Oregon Health and Science University) on March 30:

“Aging as The Autumn of Life: A Tour Through the Arts”       (8:00 PM - 209 Armstrong Hall)

“What is the Human Right to Health? How Can it Be Fulfilled?” (4:00 PM - 104 Clark Hall)

 

Mid-Atlantic Philosophy of Language Workshop

August 2017 (exact date and location: TBA)


Club

Coffee Hour

The Philosophy Club organizes several Coffee Hours throughout the academic year. At a typical Coffee Hour, a philosophy faculty member takes about 20 minutes to introduce a philosophical subject or problem and then audience members are invited to participate in an informal discussion of the topic. Faculty members from other departments, as well as philosophy students, are also often invited to lead Coffee Hours.

coffee   


Student Jobs

The Philosophy Department occasionally has work-study opportunities in its office for students. These opportunities are available to majors and non-majors alike. Contact Ken Enoch if you have questions about working for the philosophy department. 

Conferences & Speakers

Each year, the department hosts several conferences. These include the "in-house" conference which features work from WVU faculty and students (student presenters receive a cash prize for having their work selected), a national undergraduate philosophy conference, and the Mid-Atlantic Philosophy of Language Workshop. In addition, throughout the year, the department brings in notable philosophers from around the world to give public lectures. Some of these lectures are tied to larger annual events such as Applied Ethics Day.