The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Philosophy is located in Helen C. White Hall, right on the shore of beautiful Lake Mendota and at the heart of the university campus. Its faculty carries on a long and proud tradition of highly acclaimed teaching and research in core areas of philosophy—especially in the philosophy of science and ethics, but also in metaphysics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy. The department attracts nearly two hundred undergraduate majors, and its outstanding Ph.D. program has placed graduates in some of the best departments in the country. Along with its colloquium program, the department regularly hosts conferences and is the home of the annual Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop.
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The Department’s Winter 2022 Newsletter is now available here. Happy New Year from the Philosophy Department!January 25, 2023
Donald Wesley Crawford passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022. He was born on July 30, 1938 in Berkeley, California, and never lost his love of that place. Don received a B.A. in philosophy from …August 12, 2022
UW Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Aaron Smuts, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department at Rhode Island College. Prof. Smuts earned his PhD in our department in 2006, with a dissertation Laughing …March 28, 2022
The 2021 Department Newsletter is now available here.January 26, 2022
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