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We're hiring!
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington is hiring new faculty! Our department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with this commitment. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in our field, including women and persons of color, are strongly encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor (AOS: Philosophy of Race or Philosophy of Law) ... Read more
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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington is hiring new faculty! Our department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with this commitment. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in our field, including women and persons of color, are strongly encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor (AOS: Philosophy of Science with focus on Data Intensive Science or Biological... Read more
Cheshire Calhoun
Professor of Philosophy Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University) gave the Program on Ethics’ Annual Ethics Lecture on November 1, 2019. Calhoun’s talk, “Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility,” explored the ways in which what we are morally obligated to do is different from what we take on responsibility for. The former category — what we are morally obligated to do — includes moral duties which we are expected to meet; failure to perform them is typically blameworthy. The latter... Read more
Tim Brown receiving award
The University of Washington Neuroethics Team members earned numerous awards for their scholarship at the October 2019 meeting of the International Neuroethics Society in Chicago, IL. Graduate student Tim Brown’s submission "'Anger is a Gift:' Moral Enhancement as a Potential Means of Oppression” was selected among accepted abstracts for an oral presentation, and won the James and Elisabeth Ewing Travel Stipend. His poster also... Read more
Gina Gould
November 8 is the national day to celebrate first-generation college students. In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration, we asked Department of Philosophy undergraduate adviser Gina Gould to share some reflections on her own time as a first-generation student. She explained how she came to shift the way she thought about higher... Read more
Julio Covarrubias
Doctoral Candidate Julio Covarrubias is in residence at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2019-2020 academic year as part of the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Mitchem Fellowship is a competitive national fellowship intended to increase the presence of underrepresented ethnic groups by supporting doctoral candidates in their final dissertation year with a stipend, benefits... Read more
Carina Fourie
Philosophy course PHIL 242: Introduction to Medical Ethics was featured in the week "Penicillin For Your Thoughts" column in The Daily. The column, written by UW pre-med student Theresa Li, explores the day-to-day of students pursuing medical school. In this most recent column, Li recommends humanities courses that "have proven unexpectedly insightful and inspiring to pre-med students at the UW." Li interviewed Professor Carina Fourie, who frequently teaches Introduction... Read more
Emergence and Naturalness Lecture Poster
Join us for Emergence and Naturalness, David Wallace, Mellon Chair in Philosophy and History & Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh on November 21, 2019, in Kane Hall Room 210 at 7 pm, part of the O'Hara Philosophy of Physics Lecture Series. Register for here for the Emergence and Naturalness lecture Abstract: If we want to start with the physics of the very... Read more
Cheshire Clahoun
This year’s annual ethics lecture, sponsored by the UW Program on Ethics, will be delivered by Cheshire Calhoun, Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University and chair of the American Philosophical Association’s board of officers. The lecture will take place on November 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  - Intellectual House in the Gathering Hall. Professor Calhoun’s impressive body of work offers feminist perspectives on key concepts in moral psychology and... Read more
time-lapse photograph of planes at night showing many paths out of a single hub
Colin Marshall (UW Seattle) and Sinan Dogramaci (UT Austin) are adopting a practice of making videoconferencing a regular part of colloquium series and conferences they organize and are calling on other organizers to do the same. Their recent guest post in Daily Nous lays out the basics of their proposed practice, which includes having a significant percentage (at least 15%) of... Read more

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