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WHEN Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. CAMPUS LOCATION Smith Hall (SMI) CAMPUS ROOM SMI 205 EVENT SPONSORS Program on Values in Society and Department of Philosophy University of Washington In conjunction with the Ben Rabinowitz Symposium in Environmental Ethics, Interdisciplinary Climate Ethics DESCRIPTION "Climate Change and Hierarchies of Responsibility" Rob Lawlor Lecturer University of Leeds, U.K.
WHEN Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CAMPUS LOCATION Savery Hall (SAV) CAMPUS ROOM Savery 408 EVENT SPONSORS Program on Values in Society and the Department of Philosophy University of Washington Organized by Stephen Gardiner, Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment DESCRIPTION Participants: Brandon Derman, Geography Dr. Augustin Fragniere, Philosophy Joshua Griffin, Religious Studies Dr. Lauren Hartzell Nichols, Philosophy Alex... Read more
Nora Burnes transferred to the University of Washington this year and is a double major in Philosophy and Public Health with a minor in Bioethics and Humanities. Nora served for eight years in the Army as a medic and still serves in the Army Reserves. She is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT for South Bay in Thurston County. Additionally, she is the mother of four-year-old Aislinn and newborn Garrett. She took time out of her extremely busy schedule (which includes commuting to UW from Tacoma)... Read more
Professor Lynn Hankinson Nelson is featured in the Provost series Leading Change in Public Higher Education: Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Engage Students. Lynn was a Teaching with Technology Fellow in Summer 2013 and created a hybrid online course and used the Active Learning Classrooms in the Odegaard Library, pictured below. Read More at:... Read more
FACULTY Michael Blake's book Debating Brain Drain: May Countries Restrict Emigration? with Gillian Brock will be published in early 2015. Lauren Hartzell Nichols has three recent publications: "An interdisciplinary assessment of climate engineering strategies" Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, "Adaptation as precaution" Environmental Values, and "From 'the' precautionary principle to Precautionary Principles" ... Read more
Center's Philosophers in the Schools programcontinues to grow, and this fall faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and volunteers are leading regular philosophy sessions in about 50 public elementary, middle and high school classrooms around Seattle, including several middle schools new to the Center. The Center's ... Read more
Purchase your own legendary department "PHILOSOPHY I'm in it for the Money" t-shirt! The t-shirts with the department logo and slogan come in blue, olive or gray, and hats in white, taupe and gold cost $12. We also have t-shrts with only the department logo in citrus green, white, gold and oatmeal, plus short-sleeved t-shirts cut for women in yellow or white. The hoodies are vanilla (with logo and slogan) and heather grey (with and without slogan) which are $25. Payment can be made in cash, by... Read more
FRIENDS OF PHILOSOPHY Thank you for your support! Gifts to the Department are crucial to our success in enhancing educational opportunities for our students. Undergraduate student awards, scholarships, and resources for graduate fellowships would not be possible without the support of our donors. We also depend upon donated funds to develop and promote programs, such as philosophy of science, philosophy of the environment, professional ethics, the Ethics Bowl... Read more
Happy New Year! The passing holiday season brought us a time for parties, cards, and gifts. In the Department office we received a particularly nice card from our building custodians, Theo and Li, who wished "Love, Peace, Kindness, Generosity, Justice, and Forgiveness to all." On reading the articles in this newsletter and reflecting on the many things that we do in our lives as students and teachers, it does not seem too far of a stretch to say that the study of philosophy is centrally... Read more
Professor Michael Blake talks with Marcie Sillman and Hannah Burn on the KUOW - NPR show The Record about partyism (when someone discriminates based on political views) and when it is and isn't ok to discriminate based on partyism. A recent study by Stanford University has found that people are currently more likely to discriminate based on politics than on race. Michael Blake... Read more