Society


Metaphysical Society

The Metaphysical Society, or "the Metafizz" for short, is Trinity's (actual) philosophical society, committed to bringing philosophical problems, questions, and answers to the attention of the wider college community. We meet once or twice a week to listen to papers/talks given by guest lecturers, student speakers, and the occasional famous philosopher; of course, our interests also go beyond what most consider "philosophy", as we have also hosted artists, politicians, journalists, scientists, and activists of many stripes. Past guests include Erwin Schrodinger, Daniel Dennett, A.C. Grayling, Helen Beebee, J.L. Austin, Gilbert Ryle, Susan Greenfield, and David Chalmers. Aside from that, we also have a book club for members of all disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in reading philosophical texts as well as a workshop for formal logic. Furthermore, all members have access to our lending library of philosophy books, available both for research and for personal use. Don't let our name scare you! Many of our most active members, including the committee and officers, are not students of philosophy-- our members, regardless of their respective courses, come along because they know they enjoy challenging and thoughtful discussion. So drop by to one of our talks, which are usually on Tuesdays, or catch us afterwards at the Gingerman pub on Fenian Street for a good, long chat.

Contact Details

Email Address: metafizz@csc.tcd.ie

Postal Address: Metaphysical Society
Box 70, The Atrium Building, TCD, Dublin 2

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