Philosophy Department

Philosophy Symposium

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What is the Philosophy Symposium?

The Philosophy Symposium is a group of students who want to engage in the theory and practice of philosophy. It is open to all USM students and we attempt to create a variety of events that will appeal to students with a diversity of backgrounds and interests. In the past, events have included guest speakers, panel discussions, forums, attendance at conferences, reading and study groups, seeing movies and plays, trips to museums and other locations of interest, parties and other social gatherings. These are just a few of the possibilities open to the Philosophy Symposium; which are determined by those involved in the group.

General Information

The Philosophy Symposium is a student group sponsored by the Board of Student Organization (BSO). The Symposium is for any student who is interested in philosophy, philosophical thought, or intellectual community.

Officers 2016-2017

President: Liam Barnum,
Faculty Represenative: Professor Jason Read, 

Philosophy Symposium Meetings

Please email Liam Barnum, President of Symposium, for time and location information.  

You may also contact Deborah Wright, or call 207-780-4258

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Philosophy Symposium does not meet during the summer.