History of UMM Philosophy
The Morris campus Philosophy discipline was founded in 1963 by Ted Uehling.
Howard Wettstein and Peter French joined the department a few years later, and in 1974, the three of them established one of the most highly regarded journals for analytic philosophy: Midwest Studies in Philosophy.
In 1978, the Australian philosopher J.L. Mackie served as a visiting professor.
Ishtiyaque Haji was a member of our department from 1992 until 2003.
We have hosted the annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium since 1975. Previous colloquium speakers have included:
- Donald Davidson
- Saul Kripke
- Fred Dretske
- Gilbert Harman
- David Gauthier
- Keith Donnellan
- Alvin Goldman
- David Kaplan
- Paul Benacerraf
- Keith Lehrer
- Jonathan Bennett
- John Searle
- Robert Solomon
- Phillipa Foot
- Nancy Cartwright
- Gary Watson
- Stephen Stich
- and many others
- Three Morris Faculty Members Earn Grant-in-Aid Awards
- Morris Faculty and Staff Earn IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives Awards
- 24 Students and Faculty Collaborate on HHMI Summer Research Projects
- 15 Faculty and Staff Members Honored at Recognition Dinner
- Three Morris Students Named Fulbright Scholars
- Tone-Pah-Hote ’18 Is a Udall Scholar
- Gercken Receives All-University Horace T. Morse Award