We are a group of students who believe in

thinking deeply

about important political and cultural issues


In a time of rancorous political discourse we want to create a space where students can thoughtfully discuss politics, economics, and culture. We believe that it is worthwhile to take time away from cable news talking heads, noisy activism, and angry punditry to read and talk in order to understand not just what you believe but why you believe it. We support this by meeting regularly for book discussions and informal debates. We are non-partisan and welcome students of all ideological stripes. You are welcome to come to a meeting and get an idea of what the Society is about. We hope to see you there!

When someone who has not deliberated correctly wishes for something, what he wishes for is not a proper object of wish at all
— Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 6pm in the classroom of the Meiklejohn House, a quirky brown building owned by the university that is located across the street from the Psychology Building.


Interested in joining? Want to learn more? You can read more about us or about why you should join the Society. Let us know you're interested by dropping us your name and email.

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