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Celebrating 200 Years of Philo On October 4-5, 2013, the Philomathean Society will celebrate our bicentennial anniversary. We invite you to join us in celebrating two centuries of raising hell with our brains. For more information on bicentennial events, please … Continue reading

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Announcing Annual Oration 2013: Dr. Richard Dawkins

Date: March 12, 2013 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street We’re excited to announce our 2013 Annual Oration speaker, Richard Dawkins. Richard Dawkins is the former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford … Continue reading

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Meeting the First: A Provocative Performance

8:00 PM PhST Friday (8:26 PM EST), January 11th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) The idyllic days of a bygone midwinter break may be over, but … Continue reading

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Philomathean Endorsements for Student Government

Gaining the endorsement of the oldest continuously existing literary society in the country is simplicity itself. Just fill out the form below with your responses. To provide us with the best possible information, Philo asks that candidates demonstrate their competency … Continue reading

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Garry Kasparov – Annual Oration 2012

The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania and the Provost’s Year of Games are proud to announce a public lecture: A Talk by Garry Kasparov Date:  April 3, 2012 Time:  6:00PM (Doors open 5:30PM) Location:  Harrison Auditorium Penn Museum, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Language: Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 21, 6:30—8:00 | 4th Floor College Hall Dr. Robert Seyfarth (Psychology) Dr. Elisabeth Camp (Philosophy) Dr. Charles Yang (Linguistics) Spectacularly varied in its manifestations and uses, a complex linguistic system remains one of the defining features of the … Continue reading

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Solistimum the First: Riddles in the Dark

“Praps we sits here and chats with it a bits, my preciousss. It likes riddles, praps it does, does it?” Join the Philomathean Society as we climb from the dark places of the earth to the illumination of the fourth … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Professor Karen Detlefsen (Philosophy)

4th floor College Hall | Friday, March 25th, 4 PM Karen Detlefsen is an  associate professor of Philosophy and Education and Undergraduate Chair of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a project on the relation … Continue reading

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History and the Existence of God: A Discussion with Dr. Bruce Kuklick, Dept. of History

Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. Philomathean Halls – 4th Floor, College Hall Free and Open to the Public Refreshments Provided How does the idea of ‘God’ influence the premises that guide our study of the past and our historical knowledge … Continue reading

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