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Philosophy In The Wild

Environmental Philosophy

in Outdoor Environments


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 2024

Call for Abstracts


Philosophy in the Wild invites abstract submissions for presentations at our fourth annual conference, the theme of which is ‘The Philosophical Environment’ (July 26-28, 2024, Colton Point State Park).


Abstracts must be submitted by February 15, 2024.

Please see details here!


We are happy to announce that the Public Philosophy Journal has now released the Philosophy in the Wild article collection! Please enjoy and share!


This collection of articles features works presented at our conferences, as well as an introduction written by the PhilWild team.


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About the Organizers

Maja Sidzińska

Maja is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. She works primarily on historical and contemporary metaphysics of science, especially biology. 


Mike Gadomski

Mike is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College. He works in political philosophy, metaethics, and ethics, with a focus on global justice.

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Arthur is a Postdoctoral Associate in Princeton's High Meadows Environmental Institute and the University Center for Human Values. His research lies at the intersection of traditional environmental philosophy and the ongoing climate crisis.


Zachary Agoff

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

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