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When Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Campus location Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room Kane Hall 120 Event sponsors UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, Human Interaction and Normative Innovation Research Cluster (HI-NORM), UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Philosophy, Department of Geography, Stroum Jewish Studies Program,... Read more
EVENTS Friday, October 18, 2013: "CLIMATE-CHALLENGED SOCIETY", a public lecture by David Schlosberg (University of Sydney), Savery 264, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. "CLIMATE JUSTICE: FOR AND AGAINST", an interdisciplinary workshop, Savery 408, 9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Featuring: Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy & Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment (University of Washington) Avram Hiller (Portland State University) Marion Hourdequin (Colorado... Read more
Michael Blake has a new book out... Justice & Foreign Policy. This book is an argument about the moral foundations of foreign policy. It argues that a liberal state can insist upon the universal reach of liberal ideas, while still distinguishing between what is owed to citizens and what is owed to foreign citizens. This liberalism includes a concern for liberal toleration, which is intended to defend the proposition that a liberal state can work for democratization and liberalism... Read more
Professor Sara Goering leads the ethics thrust at the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Earlier this month researchers were able to send a brain signal via the internet to control the hand motions of another researcher, who was on the other side of UW campus. Sara Goering went on KUOW to discuss the ethics of these emerging technologies and what they mean for the future of privacy and identity. Listen Here
The Society of Women in Philosophy has chosen Professor Alison Wylie to be the recipient of the award for 2013. Wylie will be honored at the traditional panel session held by SWIP at the Eastern APA in honor of the DWP award winner. Readers may be familiar with Wylie's scholarship in philosophy of science, feminism, and standpoint theory, her sundry successful efforts to mentor women in the field, her service to Canadian and American... Read more
Stephen Gardiner is presenting work on geoengineering at Harvard on August 7. See http://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/51211
Michael Blake's book Justice and Foreign Policy is being released by Oxford University Press in September of 2013. See
Congratulations go to Professor John Manchak for earning the title of Distinguished Teacher for 2013! Each year, the University of Washington honors several members of the faculty as Distinguished Teachers. Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the learning/teaching process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to inspire independent and original... Read more
Once scoffed at as a luxury major, philosophy is being embraced at Rutgers and other universities by a new generation of college students who are drawing modern-day lessons from the age-old discipline as they try to make sense of their world, from the morality of the war in Iraq to the latest political scandal.

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