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Countercultural Philosophy Symposium Dinner 4/12 – Registration Open!

Posted on March 26, 2024 | Filed under Archive

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The Allegheny College Philosophy Department, the Philosophy Club, and the Philosophy honors society Phi Sigma Tau would like to cordially invite you to a Counterculture Symposium Dinner to be held on April 12, 2024 in the Campus Center Toom 206 from 6-8:30 pm!

The theme of this symposium is counterculture and its relationship with philosophy across the ages. Since Socrates’ day, philosophers have played important roles in countercultural movements. This symposium will highlight this countercultural aspect of philosophy.

During this event, we will be reflecting on the way that outsiders who go against the grain, formal and informal philosophers alike, actually contribute to the culture that they have an uneasy relation with.

Some of the great philosophers have been outsiders: voluntarily homeless, intellectually independent women, including political exiles, and wacky people who challenge our assumptions.

A traditional Greek symposium is a fun festival of speeches, of thinking and of wine drinking (FYI, the third of these will be pursued in simulated form). We’re excited to hear your thoughts on the outsider’s role at our symposium, and we hope you’ll bring them with your appetite!

Please register for the symposium using this Google form. Registration will be open until April 3 to allow the caterers enough time to accommodate any dietary needs. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to contact

We hope to see you there!