John Bengson

Credentials: Associate Professor (University of Texas, Ph.D. 2010)

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


Phone: 608-263-3700

5169 Helen C. White

Professor Bengson’s research interests span practical and theoretical philosophy. He has written on a variety of topics, including intuition, perceptual experience, understanding, know-how, skill, intelligence and intelligent action, moral knowledge, constitution and constitutive explanation, and philosophical progress.

He is is co-editor of Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action (OUP, 2011/2014) and is currently completing three co-authored books, one on methodology (Philosophical Methodology: From Data to Theory, exp. fall 2020) and two in metaethics (The Moral Universe exp. 2022; Grasping Morality, exp. 2022).

Recent journal articles include “Trusting Moral Intuitions” (Noûs, 2020), “Method in the Service of Progress” (Analytic Philosophy, 2018), “The Unity of Understanding” (in Making Sense of the World, OUP, 2017), and “Practical Perception and Intelligent Action” (Philosophical Issues, 2016).