Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW
Menu

Contact Us

Department of Philosophy

Department Head:

Franz-Peter Griesmaier

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 122

Dept. 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Fax: 307-766-2096

Email: philosophy@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window)

Department of Philosophy

College of Arts & Sciences

Philosophy News & Events


On this page, you will find the latest information regarding the accolades of department members, including, faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduates, as well as news from alumni.

Moreover, the Philosophy department regularly invites prominent philosophers to campus for symposia and colloquia. These special events will be listed on the Colloquium Series webpage.


 Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

  • Congratulations to Philosophy major, Sage Weber, who was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter at UW on April 28, 2017!

  • UW Philosophy major, Carter Henman, on the UW Debate Team, makes nationals for the 14th straight time. More can be read in the April 11, 2017 Branding Iron Issue, click here.

  • Put your hands together for two faculty members! For the Academic Year 16-17; Dr. Susanna Goodin has received the A&S Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award, and Dr. Harvey Hix received the A&S Extraordinary Merit in Research. As well, Dr. Goodin has received another P.I.E. award for 2017. Congratulations!

  • UPDATE: Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood’s POISONED JUSTICE (a murder mystery exploring the line between vengeance and justice—and the life of a San Francisco exterminator in the 70's) received a silver medal from the Independent Book Publishers Association at their annual gathering in Portland, Oregon.  Not bad for his first venture into fiction!

  • Congratulations to the following UW Philosophy instructors and their recent authored materials:

    • Dr. Susanna Goodin wrote an article on the value of philosophy and religion: http://philosophyofreligion.org/

    • Dr. Robert Colter wrote about his unexpected adventures while traveling down under in Modern Stoicism, "Stoicism and Surgery."

    • Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood's recent book, "Behind the Carbon Curtain" has been released. Details can be found on his Blog site: Jeffrey A. Lockwood

  • Dr. Robert Colter, has co-authored a paper with Dr. Joseph Ulatowski, "Social Dexterity in Inquiry and Argumentation: An Apologia of Socrates." The publication will occur in the AAPT Studies in Pedagogy, Volume 2: Teaching Plato winter of 2017. 

  • Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood has ventured into crime scene mayhem with his latest mystery book, Poisoned Justice. As an entomologist-turned-philosopher/writer, his approach to storytelling is to enchant and respect the reader.  The noir anti-hero is a wonderful way of exploring deep and important questions in philosophy without academic pedantry.  In Poisoned Justice, the protagonist is a life-smart character who wrestles with three grand traditions regarding how we should lead our lives.  In his approach to problems—like solving a murder—he reflects American pragmatism (‘Truth’ is the compliment we pay to ideas that work), Greek stoicism (we cannot control events in the world, but we can decide how we will respond) and European existentialism (no excuses—in the end, we are responsible for our actions).  The limits of these philosophical perspectives are explored in terms of justice—how should one deal with evil in the world?  Dr. Lockwood's book can easily be read for sheer pleasure in the characters, setting and plot, but for the reader who wants to ponder a bit, there is a richness that respects her intellect. Refer to the following websites to hear more from Dr. Lockwood: http://www.jeffreylockwoodauthor.com/single-post/2016/10/12/Christmas-shopping-made-easy, or if you wish, move ahead to the book description and purchase options: http://www.pen-l.com/PoisonedJustice.html

Poisoned Justice

Colter talk
Author: Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood

Share This Page:

Contact Us

Department of Philosophy

Department Head:

Franz-Peter Griesmaier

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 122

Dept. 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Fax: 307-766-2096

Email: philosophy@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon