Philosophy In The Wild

Experimental Workshops on Environmental Philosophy


Philosophy is usually conducted within four walls: in lecture halls, offices, cafes, or homes; it is usually done with constant access to digital resources and digital distractions, as well. Could this way of doing philosophy be impacting what kind of philosophy is being done, or what kind of philosophical engagement is possible?


We hypothesize that taking philosophy outside of its usual fluorescent, wired context would open up new ways of theorizing our relation to the world, as well as create new ways of engaging with philosophy. We aim to test this hypothesis through our annual Philosophy in the Wild campground workshops. Our goal is to foster a more contemplative mode of doing philosophy. 

All events will follow the relevant directives regarding SARS-CoV-2, and plans will be adjusted as needed.

Interested in attending? Please see our call for papers.

Questions? Contact us!

Summer 2021

In Summer 2021, Philosophy in the Wild will host its inaugural workshop. The workshop theme is environmental philosophy, very broadly construed. Attendance is limited to those who are selected to present papers.


From July 16th to 18th, participants will meet at Poe Paddy State Park for an outdoor, technology-free event. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) keynote presentations, participant presentations/discussions, camping, and hiking (optional).

Participants will be selected through an anonymous abstract review process. The call for papers is here! Submissions are due by February 1, 2021.

2021's event is generously funded by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.

About the Organizers

Maja is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She works primarily on metaphysics of science, especially metaphysics of biology. 

Mike Gadomski

Mike is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works at the intersection of metaethics and political philosophy, particularly global justice.

Zachary Agoff

Zach is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works primarily on early modern metaphysics, ethics, and, in particular, their intersection.