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

Oct 02

Colloquium: Serene Khader (CUNY)

October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 09

Colloquium: Quayshawn Spencer (UPenn)

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 20

Colloquium: Agustín Rayo (MIT)

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dec 11

Colloquium: Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh)

December 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

News Highlights

  • Updated Main Office Hours

    Staff are working remotely week days. Philosophy Front Office: Hours staffed, in person, at these times: Mondays:                   9:00 to 1:00 Wednesdays:             12:00 to 4:00 When there are staff in the …

  • Emeritus Professor Keith Yandell Has Passed Away

    The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Emeritus Professor Keith Yandell, who taught at UW from 1966 until 2011 and specialized in philosophy of religion. He was a wonderful teacher and …

  • Department Meeting Agenda

    You can view the department meeting agenda by clicking the link below. 20-04-15 department meeting agenda

  • Department and Executive Committee Meeting Agendas

    You can view the agendas for the department and executive committee meetings by clicking on the links below. 20-04-01 department meeting agenda 20-04-01 executive committee agenda

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