PCT1: Creighton Club - Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy


The Creighton Club is a philosophical association that encourages participation from philosophers who work across the subfields of the discipline. It was formed in 1921, making it the oldest philosophical association in New York.

Open to New People

Active since: 2013

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University

Collaborative Goals

We aimed to hold the Centennial Conference of the Creighton Club. The conference was originally delayed by the onset of the pandemic but we now had a very successful conference on April 8-9 at Colgate.

Group Organizers

Benjamin Lennertz

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Colgate University

Michael Rieppel

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University

Harold Hodes

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University


Creighton Club Centennial Conference

April 8, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Group Outcomes

The centennial conference helped to build and sustain the philosophical community in central and upstate New York by providing a opportunities for in-person interactions over the course of the 1.5 day conference in April. There were also a large group of graduate students in attendance who benefited from the networking opportunity, particularly given the high-profile philosophers that came to the centennial conference.