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

Fri 31

Colloquium: Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley)

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Feb 21
Mar 13

Colloquium: Nomy Arpaly (Brown)

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 27

Colloquium: Desiree Lim (Penn State)

March 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Apr 24

Colloquium: Chiara Cordelli (Chicago)

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

News Highlights

  • Aaron Yarmel writes op-ed on classroom management

    Click below to read Aaron’s op-ed, written for The Cap Times, on the importance of balancing structure and freedom in a classroom environment. Link: https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/aaron-yarmel-classrooms-and-society-need-balance-of-structure-and/article_049bb982-99b0-5db0-84b9-4820784e413f.html

  • Vranas’ Time Travel talk posted!

    Peter Vranas’ UW Philosophers at Work talk from last fall, “Time Travel: Processes and Paradoxes,” has been posted by Wisconsin Public Television. Click here, or watch below:

  • 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.

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