Aporia, in one way or another, has been active on Dartmouth College since the 1970's. It started out predominantly as a showcase journal for the very best among student philosophy papers at Dartmouth. In 2001, the journal began to host weekly discussion philosophy lunches called "Tabula-Rasa." That discussion group has since developed its own leadership and is now a separate, but closely related, organization.
In 2005, students decided to experiment with expanding the journal. They upgraded the format in which the journal was published from in-house production to contracted professional printing, and published three issues in that year. The following year submissions were opened to colleges and universities across the nation; Aporia is now in the process of establishing itself as a premier showcase of undergraduate philosophy.
In spring 2008 Aporia hosted the first annual Dartmouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. You can read more about the event and future conferences if you follow the Philosophy Conference link on the right.
Aporia is always looking for interested students to add to our editorial board. We take students based on open spots created by either off-terms or graduation. Please click here to fill out the application and return it to Aporia@dartmouth.edu.
Every Tuesday from 12-2 pm Aporia holds a free lunch and discussion group based around different issues in philosophy. In the past, topics have included: mage ethics, nihilism, interventionist justifications, equality, just war, and reproductive technology and eugenics. Everyone is always welcome and discussions are on the 2nd floor faculty lounge Thornton Hall. E-mail Aporia@dartmouth.edu to join our e-mail list or monitor the blitz bulletin "Aporia" to get notice of upcoming topics.