Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, housing the disciplines of philosophy, religious studies, and anthropology, trains you in the skills of critical thinking, written and oral communication, and empathetic engagement with diverse worldviews, cultures, ethical systems and religions. The training we offer equips you with the skills needed for a wide variety of professional careers and with the ability to adapt to the inevitable changes and challenges that you will face after graduation.



Dr. Karin Fry has been awarded the College of Letters and Science Faculty and Program Development Grant to do research in the Hannah Arendt archives at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Karin!  


Dona Warren has received a grant from the Office of Professional and Instructional Development to explore the potential of online argument mapping tools to facilitate the teaching of critical thinking at UW-Stevens Point. She will assemble and work with a team of faculty from across campus to draft supplementary online learning modules in argument mapping and to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with encouraging the use of these resources in the First Year Seminar and other courses within the General Education Program. Any students, faculty, or staff who might be interested in participating in this project are encourage to contact her at dwarren@uwsp.edu.


Upcoming Events

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2015 meeting of the Wisconsin Philosophical Association. The conference will take place on April 11, 2015 and be held in the Dreyfus University Center. The WPA is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor, Joshua Horn at Joshua.Horn@uwsp.edu.