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!
News and Announcements:
Welcome Back Students!
Welcome back to Fall 2015! We are excited to be back, and hope you are, too. Come by the department to chat about majoring or minoring in philosophy as well as options for employment and further education after graduation. We'll have our Spring 2016 schedule up for you to check out soon, so stay tuned for more details!
We have a new (old) blog!
This After a long hiatus, the (unofficial) Philosophy Department Blog is up and running. Here, we'll include news, kudos, and photographic evidence of various department events. Visit the blog here, and enjoy!
Congrats to our PHL 496 Students!
This year’s Philosophy 496 (Senior Capstone) presentations were a
success! Robert Belle, Peter Dziadowicz, Leah Heilman,
Cheyenne-Christine Laukant, Jesse Pingel, Michelle Roche, Larry Schmitt,
and Lauren Schuller presented the research projects they have been
working on all semester. Special thanks to Dr. Glass for running 496
this semester and organizing the event, and Dr. Scherwitz for making
sure that there was plenty of food to fuel our philosophical efforts!
Fall 2015 Course Schedule Now Available!
Our Fall 2015 schedule of courses is now available. We are very excited about the wide variety of courses that we will be teaching, and hope you are too!
Sticking around this summer? PHL 100, Introduction to Philosophy, and PHL 101, Introduction to Logic, will be available during Summer I.
Attention Students: Submit your work to the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity!
Attention students! Have you written a paper or completed a project that you feel very strongly about? Would you like to share it with the campus community as either an oral presentation or poster presentation? Consider submitting an abstract for the 2015 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity! The deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday, February 26. Contact a faculty member if you need advice on preparing an abstract.
Dr. Tuttle Ross awarded Faculty Research Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Tuttle Ross for her award of a Faculty Research Grant for Summer 2015! The grant will support her project, "Postmodern, Postmillennial Romantic Comedies."
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
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
4102 Centennial Hall
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
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