University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty Book Highlight: Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler

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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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 29

Colloquium: Jenann Ismael (Columbia)

March 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Apr 26

News Highlights

  • Exploring Plato’s Cave With Young People

    The APA Blog recently published a post by Aaron Yarmel about a recent collaboration between Madison Public Philosophy and UW-Madison’s Odyssey Project. Aaron, and other members of the group, explored Plato’s Allegory of the Cave with …

  • Two Open Rank Searches at UW-Madison!

    The department is currently conducting two open rank searches! One for Philosophy of Science and the other for Ethics or Metaphysics.

  • 2017 Yearly Newsletter

    Our 2017 Philosophy Department Newsletter is now available!

  • Congratulations to Paula!

    Congratulations to Paula Gottlieb on receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship!

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