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Philosophy Club

The FSU Philosophy Club is a student organization that seeks to promote the discussion of philosophical issues outside the classroom. Its meetings are student-run, friendly and lively, and open to students of all majors.

President:  Brian Neumyer
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Shoshana Brassfield

To find out about the next Phil Club meeting, look for posters in Dunkle Hall, join the Philosophy Facebook group:, or contact the student president Brian Neumyer for further information.  


First meeting of the Philosphy Club for Fall 2015:  Wednesday, October 7, at 6pm, Gira CCIT 155
Topic will be personal identity:
Parfit and Brain-Division
First, start off with the idea of a brain transplant. Does this (a mind being separated from a body) pose any problems for identity?
Assuming that it does not, next consider a kind of transplant that could produce identical results while only using half of a brain. This would leave a functional person behind with one half of the brain, while also creating another person that is mentally identical to the first – a sort of mental cloning. If you were to undergo the operation, does one of the persons produced by this operation count as you, or do both? Or neither?
Consider also, if one of the two persons from the 'brain-division' transplant were destroyed in the process. Could we say, with certainty, that the person that survived was you?

We hope to see you there!

Previous Philosophy Club Posters:

February, 2013
Descartes's Demon

March 2013March 2013 Phil Club poster

December 2012Phil Club poster 12-2012

October 2012
Phil Club poster

September 2012Phil Club poster 9-2012

Fall 2011
Fall 2011 Phil Club