Philosophy Directed Reading Program for Undergraduates

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Deadline: 5:00pm, September 30, 2022



The Philosophy Directed Reading Program (PDRP) pairs undergraduate students with experienced graduate mentors for a quarter of philosophical discussion and mentorship. Students, in consultation with their mentors, develop a plan of action for the quarter, which includes up to four hours of reading each week as well as weekly hour-long discussions of pertinent material. At the end of the quarter, students and mentors are invited to attend a group dinner at which they have the opportunity to discuss what they learned. This may consist in anything from the informal sharing of a few words about their readings to the dissemination of writing or a poster presentation. Modeled after successful Math DRPs at universities across the country, PDRP helps create a network of mentorship and research outside for the classroom for all those interested in philosophy at Stanford!

Graduate Student Organizers/Co-Founders: Daniel Friedman (dfried3 [at] stanford.edutitle="dfried3 [at]") and Mikayla Kelley (mikelley [at]