In philosophy, we look at the big
questions: how we acquire knowledge, the nature of right and
wrong, the meaning of beauty, the nature of the mind...just to
name a few! In our courses, you'll learn to read carefully,
think critically, and write clearly by examining responses to
the big questions by thinkers from a variety of time periods and
cultures. Maybe you'll even develop your own.
Philosophy majors also do well on the GMAT, and enjoy high
rates of acceptance to medical school, compared to other majors.
Our majors have gone on to do awesome things -
check out some of their stories.
Even if you're not planning to major or minor in philosophy,
a philosophy class can enrich and deepen your understanding of
your major area of study. Many of our courses are
interdisciplinary in nature - you are sure to find a course that
fits your interests while fulfilling a GE requirement or supplementing your core area of study.
Many of our students double major - see our Majors/Minors page for more details!
Attention Students: Biomedical Ethics Research Program
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is currently inviting applications for their 2015 Summer Biomedical Ethics Research Program. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015. For more details, see the flier.
Senior Capstone Presentations are Wednesday, 12/10
Join us on Wednesday, 12/10 to hear Michaela Buskohl, David Schaal, and Samantha Rottscheit give their senior capstone presentations. We will meet in Centennial 2313 from 4:00 to approximately 5:30 PM, and light refreshments will be provided. See our events page for more details!
Philosophy Club hosts Game Night
The Philosophy Club Game Night on November 20th was a success! Everybody had a great time! Please join us for similar events in the future.
Phenomenology Lecture Series Talk: Edward Slingerland
The Fall 2014 Phenomenology Lecture Series
talk was a success! Our guest speaker - Dr. Edward Slingerland of
University of British Columbia - addressed the theme of spontaneity
through a careful analysis of Classical Chinese philosophy and
contemporary cognitive science. Following his presentation there was a
lively Q&A. .
Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe offer opportunities to get more involved with philosophy (updated 9/17/14)
After a brief hiatus, the Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe are back for Fall 2014! Those interested in participating should check out the Philosophy Club tab, which is maintained by its student officers. All students are welcome to join Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe - you do not need to be a philosophy major.
Philosopher Wins Provost Teaching Excellence Award (8/28/14)
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Cocks for receiving the Provost Teaching Excellence Award! Dr. Cocks was among six 2014 recipients of this prestigious award, whom were selected from over 400 student nominations across campus.
Department is located in Centennial Hall. We're on the
fourth floor: right off the elevator, left from the stairs.
Department of Philosophy
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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
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