Philosophy Club


Friends of the Forms is a student philosophy club that began in 1975. It has been awarded Arts & Sciences Student Organization of the Year multiples times. We sponsor bi-weekly lectures and discussions with faculty from a wide variety of Colleges and Departments at OSU. We also invite off campus speakers for lectures and cooperate with many other groups on campus to sponsor lectures. Friends of the Forms has sponsored nearly 700 talks on campus. Click here to see a complete list of these talks. The Events page lists all recent and upcoming talks.

In addition to the bi-weekly lectures and discussions, every Spring semester we host a special "Philosopher-in-Residence" program. We invite a philosopher of national reputation to come for three days, give two lectures, and meet informally with students. 

There are no dues, all meetings are free and open to the public. The program is constructed by the officers in connection with the club's advisor. Click here to read our constitution.

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Officers

President: Alex Garcia

Vice President: Merhzad Moin 

Secretary-Treasurer: Michael Jamaleddine

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher Drohan 

2017-2018 EVENTS

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 101
Friends of the Forms presents: "Is Morality Real?" by Dr. Justin Horn, OSU Philosophy Department

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 101
Friends of the Forms General Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 203
Friends of the Forms presents: "Where is Music? Some Thoughts about the Ontology of Musical Works and Performances" by Dr. Jeffrey Swinkin, OU School of Music

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 103
Friends of the Forms General Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 pm HSCI 236
Friends of the Forms presents: "Christianity & the Problem of Ineffective Witnesses" by Justin Rice, OSU Philosophy Department and Religious Studies Program 

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 pm PS 101
Friends of the Forms presents: "Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin? Homosexuality and Christian Love" by Dr. Eric Reitan, OSU Philosophy Department