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Dr. Cornel West
On April 29, 2021, Dr. Cornel West presented the talk "Critical Thinking and the Cultivation of Your True Self," held in a virtual forum, and presented by the Northwest African American Museum and sponsored by the UW Department of Philosophy, UW Race & Equity Initiative, and UW Department of Communication. Nationally-renowned public intellectual and award-winning author Dr. Cornel West, professor of Harvard University, joined Dr. Ralina... Read more
Cover of Neuroethics Journal- image of brain with light up areas
Several members of the UW neuroethics team (professors Sara Goering, Eran Klein, previous graduate student Michelle Pham, and previous postdoctoral Scholar Laura Specker Sullivan) who participated in the Morningside Group/Neuroethics Taskforce are now part of a large co-authored paper published this month in the journal Neuroethics. The paper “Recommendations for the... Read more
Stephen Gardiner
Professor Stephen Gardiner gave the Annual Lecture in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on March 22, 2021. He spoke about how despite decades of awareness, we are currently accelerating hard into the climate problem in a way that defies standard explanations.  This suggests that a focus on the scientific and economic questions is too narrow, and the tendency to see the political problem as one of nation-states facing a traditional tragedy of the... Read more
Poster for Lecture - all copy is listed below
Join us for How Physics Flew The Philosophers’ Nest - Katherine Brading, Professor of Philosophy, Duke University, on May 20, 2021, on Zoom at 5 pm, part of the O’Hara Philosophy of Physics Lecture Series. Register here for How Physics Flew The Philosopher’s Nest lecture. Pre-screen the lecture: How Physics Flew The... Read more
Ian Schnee teaching to empty lecture hall in March 2020
When the UW returns in the fall, the faculty will be bringing innovative teaching methods developed during remote teaching back to their in-person classrooms. The Bridging the Distance article features innovative faculty.  This includes Professor Ian Schnee, who embraces technology-based teaching methods, making interaction with his students in his logic course engaging and energetic. Read the entire ... Read more
Cover of Seen and Not Heard
Congratulations to Professor Jana Mohr Lone, the director of the UW Center for Philosophy for Children, on the publication of her new book Seen and Not Heard: Why Children’s Voices Matter. Described by National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol as "a stirring and important book, which should be widely read," Seen and Not Heard examines... Read more
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
Dr. Cornel West
Join the Northwest African American Museum for an evening with Dr. Cornel West discussing "Critical Thinking and the Cultivation of Your True Self," sponsored by the UW Department of Philosophy, UW Race & Equity Initiative, and UW Department of Communication. Nationally-renowned public intellectual and award-winning author Dr. Cornel West, professor of Harvard University, will join Dr. Ralina Joseph, NAAM’s scholar-in-residence, for a riveting discussion as part of the "It Takes a Village"... Read more
Screen capture of Zoom Ethics Bowl Class
The UW Center for Philosophy for Children, like the rest of the university, pivoted to everything virtual last March, and this included the 2021 Washington State High School Ethics Bowl. Instead of the traditional one-day competitive event, nine high schools are engaging in a series of online scrimmages from April to June this year. Each scrimmage consists of two cases and lasts about two hours. Scrimmages are not scored; instead, the three judges provide detailed feedback to the teams at the... Read more
Screen capture of Camille Miller's film showing word WHY? over marble
The Department of Philosophy held its second annual undergraduate video contest asking students to create short videos on the theme “Why do we need philosophy now?”  Running less than two minutes, the students’ videos examined why philosophy is relevant during this time of isolation and social strife. They explored how philosophy can be used in our relationships, and how it helps define one’s stance on social issues and in finding common ground. The videos were judged based on... Read more

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