Tag Philosophy

Student group promotes usefulness of philosophy in the community

June 28, 2017

“We believe that no matter what you’re doing, philosophy can help you do it better,” says the group’s executive director and co-founder.

Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

June 21, 2017

Philosophy professor Steven Nadler is known for serious scholarship. For his latest book, he has chosen a very different format: full of bright illustrations and characters speaking in word bubbles.

Video: I calculate, therefore I am: Mixing math and philosophy

January 27, 2017

By double majoring in math and philosophy, Hannah DeBrine says she learns both kinds of truth: Logical truth, and individual people's truth. Even if a good philosophy class ends with more confusion than it started with.

Standing up to Socrates: Philosophy major invites more women to the table

October 14, 2013

When Macy Salzberger joined the Socratic Society, an undergraduate club for University of Wisconsin–Madison students interested in discussing philosophy, she was hoping to find like-minded friends eager to engage with her on complex topics: contemporary ethics, the nature of consciousness, and more. What she found, instead, was a fierce style of argument—and hardly any women.

Pioneering ethicist makes an enduring mark

May 7, 2008

If ever there was a gnarly ethical trail to blaze, it’s the one that wends through modern biomedical science.