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. 29, 2020
Jacqueline Feke's book, Ptolemy's Philosophy, has been shortlisted for a prestegious prize: British Society for the History of Science's 2020 Pickstone Prize.
- 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.