Advisors: Hugh Moore (emeritus) & Robert Curtis (emeritus)

The Philosophy Club has a long history at Hackensack High School. Mr Robert Bajor was its advisor until he resigned from the school faculty in 1970. At that point Mr Robert Curtis took over as advisor, soon to be joined by Mr Hugh Moore. For many years the club ran a number of courses for credit in philosophy, usually meeting on Friday afternoons, frequently until five or six o'clock in the evening.

The Philosophy Club at Hackensack High School more recently met in room 110 on Wednesdays from 3:00 until 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon for a 2.5 credit course Philosophy Concepts.

The program has included the Presocratics, Socrates, and Plato in the first semester (Fall 1995) and Aristotle and beyond in the second semester (Spring 1996). Membership in this club and course represents a significant commitment by each student. Marking period grades are based on participation and insight; Midterm and Final examinations are an integral part of the course. In 1996-97 the club was more of a discussion group without course credit. The prime topic was political philosophy. During the 1997-98 school year the club is back to a course in Philosophy Concepts! Thus also for 1998-99. But Mr Moore retired effective February 1, 1999. After a hiatus, the club is back for the 2001-2002 school year! (Click HERE for information specific to the 2001-2002 club.) (Click HERE for information specific to the 2002-2003 club.)


Outline and links for a course in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Philosophy in Cyberspace

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

John Stuart Mill

J. S. Mill On Liberty




Plato's MENO

Plato's MENO (Geometry and slave boy section)

A Plato Page

Google search for Ontological Argument

Anselm's Ontological Argument

Aquinas' Answer to Anselm's Ontological Argument

Aquinas' Summa Theologica

Descartes' Discourse on Method In English translation.

Descartes' Meditations In English, French and Latin.

Perseus Project Homepage This is a collection of ancient Greek texts in Greek and English translation plus much, much more. Texts of Plato and Aristotle discussed in the course can be found here.

Plato Bernard F. Suzanne's interpretation of Plato's dialogues


Logic Resources

Gerald Sacks

Logical Fallacies

Logical Mistakes in the Everyday

Ockham's Razor


Philosophy Around the Web Peter Ling's (Oxford) prizewinning philosophy page.

The Existientialism Hideout

Episteme Links

Philosophy links: Hong Kong U

Dave Kolb's Home Page Dave Kolb teaches philosophy at Bates College. He was a year ahead of me (rkc) in philosophy. He has a great hypertext essay on Socrates' Apology. Check it out!

Nietzsche and Hypertext

KANT on the Web Immanuel Kant's texts, etc. Plus other resources.

René Descartes' Home Page Hope you celebrated René's 400th birthday on March 31, 1996.

The Forest of Rhetoric - An explanation of all the terms, etc., of classical rhetoric

Noam Chomsky archive


The Myth of Sisyphus

Jesuit Stuff

Thomas á Becket timeline

American Philosophical Association with email addresses and homepages of philosophers.


James Burke's Lecture: The Knowledge Web - Connections (Audio Cassettes and Online Audio Programs - Smithonian Institution)

Alexander's Conquests


Lewis Carroll on "How to Learn"


Paragon House Bookstore

Some pictures from earlier years

Clair Houghton, Jeff Dreiwitz, Kathy Seaman, Tom Winkler, Mark Puglisi, Paul O'Rear, Kevin Kyle

Some pictures from January, 1999

Hugh Moore

Felicia Sonmez

Brian Betancourt

Felicia Sonmez

Felicia Sonmez and Scott Kwong

Felicia Sonmez and Cris Keleshian

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