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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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
The philosophy department’s front office is open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Masks required. Please knock on the front door.October 14, 2021
The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Emeritus Professor Andrew Levine, who taught at UW from 1974 until 2004 and specialized in political philosophy. Below are remembrances of Andy from a …March 22, 2021
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