Philosophy at Lehman
Below are some of the initiatives sponsored by the Philosophy Department at Lehman College for students with an interest in philosophy.
The Lehman College Philosophy Club is a vibrant and dynamic society of students united by a passion for philosophical thought. All members are encouraged to attend events and meetings, including the philosophy club's regular 'Philosophy in Film' series, 'Talk Philosophy' discussion groups, and faculty lectures. They are encouraged to suggest or participate in the creation of new events as well. Membership in the Club is open to all members of Lehman College who express an interest in philosophy. Members do not have to be philosophy majors. They need only have a strong interest and enthusiasm in learning and discussing philosophy.
Anyone interested in joining or participating in the Philosophy Club may contact the Faculty Adviser, Dr. Michael Buckley.
PHI SIGMA TAU - CHAPTER LAMBDA CHI
The aims of Phi Sigma Tau are expressed in the Greek motto Philounton Sophian Timay, which means “the honor of those who love wisdom.” The society exists to serve as a means of awarding distinction to students who have high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy, to promote student interest in research and advanced study in the field, to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit, to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in the field, and to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.
Students interested in joining Phi Sigma Tau must have completed three semesters of collegiate work generally and have completed two semester-length courses in the philosophy department with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average in those courses. Interested students should contact the society's faculty adviser Dr. Michael Buckley.
Every spring, the Philosophy Department holds a college-wide essay contest. The Annual Professor Jerome Weinstock Essay Prize honors the best course paper in Philosophy. Any student who has taken a PHI course is eligible to compete. The paper can be on any theme in philosophy that was submitted as a course assignment. The entries are blind-reviewed by a committee of philosophy professors. The winner is presented a certificate and monetary prize at the Annual Initiation Ceremony of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honors Society in Philosophy.