Dôna Warren

Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D. - Philosophy, University of Minnesota​

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Dona Warren received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She comes from a long line of educators and is interested in anything having to do with teaching. She has a special passion for issues surrounding the teaching of critical thinking and symbolic logic.

Scholarly Activities

"Philosophy and Religious Disagreements in the College Classroom,” Encountering Faith in the Classroom, edited by Miriam Rosalyn Diamond, Stylus Publishing, Sterling Virginia, 2008.
"If You Say that I’m Over-reacting, I’ll Scream! – How the Concept of Over-reaction Undermines the Examined Life” Practical Philosophy, 2002.
“Healing Thrasymachus: The Psychotherapeutic Use of Dialogue,” Thinking About Dialogue, 2001.
“Externalism and Causality: Simulation and the Prospects for a Reconciliation.” Mind & Language, 1999.
“How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?: The Many Kinds of Questions in Philosophy.” Teaching Philosophy, 1998.
"Those Who Can, Do: A Response to Sidney Gendin’s ‘Am I Wicked?’" in Teaching Philosophy, 1996.

Activities Around UWSP

  • Philosophy Department Chair from 2007-2010
  • Faculty advisor for Philosophy Club
  • Member of the L & S Undergraduate Research Symposium Organizing Committee
  • Editor of Epistemelinks "Critical Thinking and Reasoning​" section.

Honors and Awards

  • Regents Teaching Excellence Award, 2009.​

Contact Information

Email: dwarren@uwsp.edu
Office: CCC 122


PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 121 Critical Thinking
PHIL 310 Metaphysics
PHIL 312 Epistemology
PHIL 318 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 320 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 322 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 360 Philosophy & Psychotherapy

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