Faculty and Staff

Wietzke, Walter

Walter Wietzke

Walter Wietzke

Lecturer of Philosophy

Start Year: 2014

History and Philosophy
Office: 315 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-4739



Ph.D. Fordham University, 2013

B.A. Luther College, 2001

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Areas of specialization:

  • Kierkegaard
  • Kant
  • Contemporary ethical theory


“Love, Marriage, and Delusion in Either/Or”, in "Kierkegaard's Either/Or: A Critical Guide," Ryan S. Kemp and Walter Wietzke, eds., Cambridge University Press, Nov. 2023. Available at Cambridge University Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and most booksellers.

“Irony and the Conversion Experience in The Kierkegaardian Mind," ed. Patrick Stokes, Eleanor Helms, & Adam Buben, Routledge, 2019.

“Review Essay: Kierkegaard After MacIntyre: Essays in Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue,” in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception, and Resources, Vol. 19, ed. Jon Stewart, Routledge, 2016, pp. 125-130.

 “Narrativity and Normativity,” in Narrative, Identity, and the Kierkegaardian Self. Eds. John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015, pp. 95-112.

 “The Single Individual and the Normative Question,” The European Legacy 18, no. 7 (December 2013): pp. 896-911.

“Practical Reason and the Imagination,” Res Philosophica 90, no.4 (October 2013): pp. 525-544.

“Exploring Academic Vocations in the Humanities” [invited] Luther College, November 14, 2017.

“Irony and the Conversion Experience” [invited] Luther College, November 14, 2017.

“Kierkegaard and the Possibility of Personal Transformation” Meeting of the Søren Kierkegaard Society at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, April 12, 2017.

“Technology and Humanity” [panel] The Amazon: Wilderness, Technology & Society, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, November 7, 2016.

“Love and Conversion in Kierkegaard’s Early Pseudonymous Works,” The Redemption of Feeling: The Religious Existentialists, Queens College, December 4, 2015.

“Religious Conversion in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or” [invited] Wheaton College, November 20, 2015.

“Kierkegaard, the Self, and Authenticity” [panel] Confucius and Modern Christian Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, October 22, 2014.