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 think 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. Thus Philosophy in the Wild hosts outdoor and technology-free conferences and workshops. Our goal is to foster a more engaged and contemplative mode of doing philosophy. 

All events follow any relevant Covid-19 directives.

Questions? Contact us!

Summer 2022

PhilWild's second annual conference in our Environmental Philosophy series will be held June 17-June 19, 2022, at Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania! Our keynote talk will be given by Romy Opperman of The New School for Social Research. Please see out event page

Participants will meet for an outdoor, technology-free event. Activities will include (though will not be limited to) talks on environmental philosophy, including our keynote talk, as well as hanging out with worms (yes, worms).

Registration for the daytime participation will open on May 1.

2022's event is funded by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.


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About the Organizers


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