The Department of Philosophy

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."

~Hannah Arendt


Through the "Soul & Nature" class and ecological themes in other philosophy courses, many students have become actively involved in Friends of Lake Wingra, The Wisconsin Green Party, The Earth Charter, etc.

Here again they combine theory & practice and exemplify our goal of engaged philosophy. Philosophy of the Earth students have presented their environmental ethics arguments each year during Earth Week.