Ben Schwan

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Department of Philosophy


I’m currently working on a PhD in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

My research focuses on the overlap between metaethics and philosophy of action. A bit more specifically, I’m interested in the implications that plausible accounts of action, ability, and control have for theories of normative reasons and obligation.

I also like thinking about decision theory, epistemology, normative and applied ethics, and self-knowledge.

In addition to doing philosophy, I love to teach it. You can find some of my teaching materials here.