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The Gonzaga Socratic Club was founded in Fall 2004 to promote open philosophical inquiry into the Christian worldview.   In the spirit of Socrates, our aim is to "follow the argument wherever it leads" concerning the truth of Christian doctrine and practice.  Anyone interested in philosophical inquiry into Christianity is welcome to participate in the activities of the Gonzaga Socratic Club.  While the word "club" is in the name, there is no membership list or hazing ritual.  Just join us when we meet!

Meetings of the Gonzaga Socratic Club are held once a month during the academic year, four times each semester.  For Fall 2016 one special meeting, a panel discussion after the play Freud's Last Session, will take place on Friday, September 9; other meetings will occur on our regular Monday afternoon time slot from 4:00-5:30 in College Hall 101 on the following dates: October 24, November 14, and December 5.  Information regarding the current schedule of the Gonzaga Socratic Club's activities can be found here.

The Gonzaga Socratic Club takes its inspiration from the famous Oxford Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941 and presided over by C. S. Lewis from its founding until his move to Cambridge University in 1954.  The Club held a special celebration of C. S. Lewis at the meeting on Friday, November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death; video of that event is available here.  The 10th Anniversary of the Gonzaga Socratic Club featured a look back to the history of the Oxford Socratic Club by philosopher James Stockton; video of that event is here.

Video recordings of Gonzaga Socratic Club meetings since Fall 2010 are available as links on the archived schedule of events; audio of some meetings before Fall 2010 is also available.  You can also browse videos of Socratic Club meetings on the gonzagasocraticclub channel on YouTube where they are stored.


To sign up for Gonzaga Socratic Club listserv, with occasional informational emails regarding activities of the club, click here.  For information about the Gonzaga Socratic Club or to propose topics or speakers for future meetings, contact the Club Director:

David Calhoun
509 313 6743


2004-2016 David H. Calhoun.  Papers available on this site are used by permission of the authors.  Site last updated August 26, 2016.