Clubs and Reading Groups

Please check the Calendar of Events page for event schedules.

Graduate Student Presentation Series
The GSPS workshop is an opportunity for graduate students to present their work and gain feedback and experience presenting papers.

Contact: James Kinkaid ( or Emma Jerndal (

Ethics Reading Group
The Boston University Ethics Reading Group meets in the Department of Philosophy every two weeks.
The reading group is organized by Daniel Star, and regularly hosts visiting philosophers. For more information, please visit

Philosophy Film Group
The philosophy and film group meets bi-weekly to watch and discuss member-selected films. Discussions are philosophical in the broadest sense possible ranging from ethical and metaphysical questions of the film’s content to formal and aesthetic features of the artwork.

If you would like to join the mailing list contact Erin Seeba at:

The Philosophy of Nature Reading Group
The philosophy of nature reading group meets biweekly to discuss classic and contemporary philosophical work on the concept of nature. For more information, please contact Dan Mendez (

MAP – Minorities and Philosophy
MAP is a student group for graduates and undergraduates who are interested in better understanding philosophy’s demographics and working towards better representation of underrepresented groups. (contact: (more information:

BU Ancient Greek Philosophy reading group
We are a group of Hellenists who get together to read Plato and Aristotle in the original Greek. The aim of the group is to gain a better understanding of the Ancient Greek used by Plato and Aristotle, and at the same time to provide a forum for discussing ideas and problems that arise in the text.

Contact Carson Shaw (

The Boston Phenomenology Circle
The Boston Phenomenology Circle (BPC) is a forum and network for phenomenology in the Boston area. We hold a weekly reading group, a workshop series for works in progress, and an annual spring symposium. For more information, please visit

Contact: Zach Joachim (

BU Art and Philosophy Reading Group
The BU Art and Philosophy Reading Group is a multidisciplinary reading group dedicated to the exploration of art, aesthetics, and the philosophy thereof. We meet weekly to discuss readings from a broad range of thinkers and artists, from Heidegger and Dewey to Danto and Goehr and beyond. We frequently organize visits to local museums, galleries, film showings, and concerts, and include members from a wide array of disciplines and genres, including art history, literature, musicology, the visual arts, musical composition, and, of course, philosophy. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at