The Department of Philosophy

"The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared to the mountain, the nearer we come to participating in its greatness."

~Arne Naess

John Fields, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

John Fields
Predolin Humanities Center 326
(608) 663-3407


John Fields, Ph.D., Dean, School of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Philosophy, received his B.A. (Philosophy) from the University of Kentucky and his M.A. and Ph.D. (in Philosophy) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His areas of specialization are epistemology and the philosophy of religion. His current research focus is on the epistemology of testimony and the nature of social trust.

John is the 2010 recipient of the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. He is the faculty advisor for the Edgewood College chapter of Amnesty International and the Edgewood College Philosophy Club. He is also the College’s official representative to the Executive Council of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.