Department of Philosophy
Philosophy addresses some of the most fundamental and difficult questions there are, such as:
- What is the nature of the human mind?
- What makes knowledge trustworthy?
- What are the standards of good reasoning?
- What is a just society?
- What is the best way to live?
Philosophy as an academic discipline attempts to answer these questions with a combination of creativity and analytical rigor.
- Apr. 25, 2019
Congratulations to Patricia Marino on her newest book "The Philosophy of Sex and Love: an Opinionated Introduction," released by Routledge this month.
- Apr. 22, 2019
Spreading kindness is Vanessa Lam's superpower. When not in her superhero role, she is also our own UW philosophy graduate student.
- Mar. 5, 2019
The Philosophy Department is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Jenny Saul will be joining us in Fall 2019!
- Oct. 21, 2019
Please join us for a talk by Rudrick Visiting Scholar, Dr. Kyle Whyte
Is Indigenous Research Possible Within the Confines of Anglophone Philosophy Departments?
- Oct. 24, 2019
Please join us for a public talk by Dr. Kyle Whyte, "Not Done Critiquing Wilderness Areas, National Parks & Public Lands" discussing the conservation of lands and waters for recreation and biodiversity conservation, as this relates to colonialism and capitalism, both nationally and globally. All are welcome to the reception following the talk - please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.