ECU Philosophy Club

On Oct. 17th, 2018 we had a meeting titled “Apocalyptic Humanity” where we played a game, supposing we lived in a post apocalyptic world and we had no choice but to take refuge in a bunker for 10 years. There were 20 or so people cards and description cards to draw at random. Once they were all matched, as a group we had to justify what 5 people we would want to join us in the bunker. The description cards usually had a power, or beneficial skill like having the ability to start a fire, or something like that.

On Sept. 26th, 2018 Dr. Wall led a meeting about whether it is morally permissible for employers or organizations to enforce mandatory drug tests. Are mandatory drug tests an immoral invasion?

On Sept. 5th, 2018 Dr. Collins presented a talk on the evil-god problem. This problem said that the argument for an all powerful, all knowing, and completely good god, can be matched with an equally plausible argument for a completely evil god.

Internationally acclaimed attorney Michael E. Tigar speaks to ECU Philosophy Club and Pre-Law Society

“On April 6, 2016, attorney Michael E. Tigar gave a highly informative talk to members of the ECU Philosophy Club, the ECU Pre-Law Society and interested faculty. Mr. Tigar (Professor Emeritus at Duke University) discussed a some of his more notable cases, including his defense of Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma Bombing case, his successful work with the African National Congress to free Nelson Mandela, and many others. He provided students with a deep, historically grounded understanding of what it means to be an advocate for justice, in the past and now. In 1999, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice group named him the third greatest lawyer of the century, after Clarence Darrow and Thurgood Marshall.”

Pre-Law Society meeting

Photo taken after the Pre-Law Society meeting on April 6, 2016 of attorney Michael E. Tigar with the president of the philosophy club, Alex Nolte, and another student.