The Department of Philosophy kicked off the year by participating in Dawg Daze, the University of Washington’s annual tradition of welcoming first-year and returning students to campus.
The Department hosted philosophy+games in the Allen Library Media Center where faculty and graduate students met new students play games and discussed philosophical questions such as: Can video games be art? Are eSports sports? Is it irrational to feel guilty for doing something in a game? Can you ever know that you are experiencing the real world, instead of just a convincing virtual reality?
Thank you to all that participated. It was wonderful to meet new students and build the philosophy community on campus.