Purpose

This site has been established to present, in text and audio formats, papers that members of the Philosophical Club have presented over the years.

History

The PHILOSOPHICAL CLUB OF CLEVELAND is a convivial organization whose members meet monthly  for dinner and the reading and discussion of papers on a variety of personal interests, concentrating on the topics of philosophy, sociology, business and economics, arts and humanities, government and science. It was an outgrowth of the Cleveland Council of Sociology (later named the Chamber of Commerce Club), which had a membership of approximately 100. Feeling that large membership inhibited meaningful discussion, several members, under the leadership of Case School professors Chas. H. Benjamin and Chas. S. Howe, instituted the Philosophical Club during the summer of 1902. Membership is constitutionally limited to 30; new candidates are nominated by a member and submit a CV or resume for review by the full membership.  Original members of the Philosophical Club were mainly from academia, but current membership  includes men and women from a great many vocations and avocations.

Visit

You are welcome to attend a meeting of the Philosophical Club if you are interested in an upcoming topic. The dates and titles of the talks are listed in the Schedule, and when available, abstracts are given in the Papers section. Please contact one of our officers if you would like to attend. Officers are listed on the Contact Us link above.

Our meetings begin at 6:00 PM with a cocktail half hour, dinner, occasionally a short business meeting, then the featured talk and discussion. Meetings usually end by 9:00.  Our current venue is the Cleveland Skating Club on Kemper Rd in Shaker Heights.

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PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION Following is the schedule for the 2019-2020 season. Speakers are requested to submit titles as soon as they are determined, and to email an abstract of the planned paper to Steve Bottorff at least one week prior to the scheduled talk.

Contact us with questions or comments

Wayne Jennings, President
wdj@case.edu

Steve Bottorff, Treasurer
steve@bottorff.com

Nancy Plosker, Assistant Treasurer
revnjp@aol.com

Paul Gondola, Board Member at Large
pdgandola@gmail.com

Steve Bottorff, Webmaster
steve@bottorff.com