Reading Groups and Workshops

Stanford Philosophy is a vibrant intellectual community full of active groups pursuing philosophical interests across a wide range.  

In this section of our page, you can explore some of that variety by following the activity of a number of active reading groups and workshops formed by members of the Department. Some of these reading groups focus on exploring domains of common interest in the literature; other workshops are more focused on presentations of the participants’ own work in progress.  

You can learn more about each group’s activities by following the links to their pages, or join up by inquiring with a group’s main contact person.


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Berkeley-Stanford Circle in Logic and Philosophy Workshop

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Cognition and Language Workshop

White House

Ethics and Politics, Ancient and Modern Workshop (EPAM)


Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness Workshop

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Logic Lovers Workshop

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North American Nietzsche Society

Immanuel Kant

Kant Studies Workshop

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Varieties of Agency Workshop

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Philosophy + Literature Research Workshop

Political Theory Workshop

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The Graduate Student Workshop (GSW)

Reading Groups

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Asian Philosophy Reading Group

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Moral Philosophy Reading Group

Thinker Statue

Philosophy of Mind Reading Group


Philosophy of Neuroscience Reading Group


Philosophy of Cancer Reading Group

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Women and Gender Minorities in Philosophy Reading Group

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Race in America Reading Group

Philosophy of Religion Reading Group

PRISM reading group