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Reading and Working Groups

For more information about these groups, or to be added to an email group, email the respective contacts listed for each group below.

Aesthetics Discussion Group

Contact: Angela Sun, Arianna Peruzzi, Kendall Walton or Katie Wong

Time/Location: Meets on a TBD basis, contact Angela Sun, Arianna Peruzzi, Kendall Walton or Katie Wong for meeting times and locations

If there is an article that you would like to discuss with this group, please email one of the organizers listed above.

Ancient Philosophy Working Group

Contacts: Lianghua (Glenn) Zhou, Justin Barney, Matteo Milesi

Text: Cicero's Academica

Time: please check the group website for the most up-to-date information

Location: Angell Hall 1164 (Seminar Room)

The APWG seeks to gather an interdisciplinary group of scholars and graduate students to promote research in Ancient Philosophy.

Epistemology Reading Group (EPiG)

Contact: Elise Woodard, Calum McNamara

Contact Calum and Elise for details.

Ethics Discussion Group (EDGe)

Contacts: Guus Duindam and Katie Wong

Foundations of Modern Physics Reading Group (FOMP)

Contact: AJ Kuhr or Josh Hunt (W20)

Time: 12-1pm Bi-weekly

Location: Randall Lab 4th Floor Fishbowl (4246)


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 Josh Hunt to be added to the mailing list.

Graduate Student Working Group (GSWG)

Contacts: Kevin Craven, Alvaro Sottil de Aguinaga, and Sherice Ngaserin

Time: Thursdays 6:30-8:30

Location: 1171 Angell Hall (Tanner Library)

Low-stakes environment where graduate students can present work in progress, give a practice talk before a conference, or explore a philosophical debate. 

Kingdom of Ends

Contacts: Guus Duindam

Time/Location: Typically meets on Thursdays at 9am.  

Text: Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason


Mind and Moral Psychology Working Group (MMP)

Contacts: Laura Soter and Guus Duindam

Time/Location: Meets on a TBD basis


Philosophy of Science etc. (PoSe)

Contact: Gordon Belot

A forum for talks about philosophy of science and related areas. 

Race, Gender, and Feminist Philosophy Reading Group

Contacts: Sumeet Patwardhan and Elise Woodard (W20)


Race, Gender, and Feminist Philosophy Reading Group is a Rackham interdisciplinary reading group (RIW). Contact Sumeet or Elise for more information or to be added to the listserv. See our website for meeting times and locations.