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Philosophy Student Groups


The Philosophy GeMs (Gender Minorities in Philosophy) is a student-run group at Swarthmore. Our goal is to provide a welcoming space for women and people of other underrepresented gender identities interested in philosophy by building community among women+ in the philosophy department and providing networking opportunities for members of the group. We aim to make the Philosophy Department more supportive and accessible to students by hosting a variety of events and a space to talk about philosophy throughout the semester. We meet every week during the school year and you do not have to be a philosophy major to join. 
For more information contact Megan Wu (mwu3)
Fall 2021 meeting dates haven't been set yet.
Future plans & things we've done in the past: philosophy-related-movie nights + discussion about the themes of the movies, powerpoint parties, guest speakers, reading discussion, final paper discussions, etc.


- A weekly meeting on Sunday
- In-person meetings during semesters; Zoom meetings during breaks
- Currently (summer '22), we are reading Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
- Required: Background knowledge of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason / Commitment to participate every week 
- Highly recommended but not required: Reading proficiency in German / A general knowledge of 19C German philosophy 
- If you are interested, please email Klint Shim (kshim1