“Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy,” is a graphic novel, or a story told in comic-strip format. Incorporating a good bit of humor, the book explores 17th-century thinkers — Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, Newton — who challenged authority and fundamentally changed how we view the world.
This weekend, 8,123 students will graduate from UW–Madison, their individual stories becoming part of the rich history of the Badger experience. Some overcame immense challenges to get here. Many persevered through adversity to earn their degrees. All have achieved a cherished goal.
An award-winning book co-edited by philosophy professor Harry Brighouse brings together scholars to explore major issues in the changing role of universities.