John Bengson

Credentials: Professor

Position title: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Action, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Methodology


Phone: 608-263-3700

5169 Helen C. White

Professor Bengson’s research spans practical and theoretical philosophy. He has written on a variety of topics, including intuition, perceptual experience, understanding, skill and know-how, intelligence and intelligent action, moral knowledge, constitution (and constitutive explanation), the structure of inquiry, the nature of data, and philosophical progress.

His book Philosophical Methodology: From Data to Theory is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He is currently completing two volumes in metaethics: The Moral Universe (exp. winter 2022) and Grasping Morality (exp. 2023). He is co-editor of Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action.

A full list of publications can be found on his website.