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Ethics Bowl participants at the WCCW
Doctoral candidate Paul Tubig organized the first ever Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) on April 14, 2019. The Freedom Education Project of Puget Sound (FEPPS) and University of Puget Sound teams discussed questions such as: Should we bring back species that have been driven to extinction? Are laws allowing terminally ill children to choose euthanasia morally defensible? Is China’s social credit system, which assigns a social credit score based... Read more
Andrew March
Andrew March, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room (Gowen Hall 1-A) Modern Islamic political thought is quintessentially characterized by the commitment to divine sovereignty in politics and legislation. But, even in the most theocratic of Islamist thinkers there are explicit commitments to a kind of popular political agency and responsibility. What are the origins in modern Islamist thought of the commitment to popular... Read more
Julio Covarrubias
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 philosophy doctoral candidate Julio Covarrubias gave a talk on "Setting the Record Straight: The Latin American Mind in Global Context" at TEDxUofW 2018-2019. Julio's research focuses on Latinx identity and racial oppression. Currently, he is writing a dissertation on the ethics and politics of inter- and intra-personal relationships in the wake of colonial violence. The event took place... Read more
Nancy Fraser
Nancy Fraser, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at The New School for Social Research Katz Lecture - What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century? Kane Hall 120 | May 8 | 7:00 - 8:30pm  “Socialism” is back! For decades the word was considered an embarrassment—a despised failure and relic of a bygone era, rightly consigned to the historical dustbin. No more! Today, politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wear the label proudly and win support, while... Read more
Alumni Panel flyer- all information in the text
Join us for a Department of Philosophy alumni career panel and learn how studying philosophy prepared our panel for success in various fields including law, technology, advertising, project management, and non-profi­t management. May 3, 2019, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Allen Library Auditorium. Alumni panel: David Byrne, current philosophy post-bac student, software developer Miriam Korngold, philosophy BA ’09, attorney at Fisher Phillips Saphy Liem, philosophy BA ’11,... Read more
NPR KUOW's The Record with Bill Radke Logo
UW professors Stephen Gardiner (Philosophy) and Tom Ackerman (Atmospheric Sciences) discuss the potential for spraying particles into the air to reduce climate change on KUOW’s The Record with Bill Radke. Stephen discusses the myriad ethical issues brought up by trying to use geoengineering technology to reverse the course of climate change. Listen to their discussion here on The Record’s... Read more
Paul Franco and UW Regent Rogelio Riojas
Congratulations to Paul Franco on being recognized for his contributions to the University of Washington at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event! Paul will be recognized along with 33 Latinx faculty members across the tri-campuses for the scholarly achievements on May 2nd at the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event. “This celebration makes visible the outstanding achievements, promotion, mentorship and contributions of our Latinx faculty," said Gino Aisenberg, Associate Dean of the... Read more
Angelia Miranda
Congratulations to Angelia Miranda for being selected as a 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellow! Angelia Miranda, Philosophy and International Studies major, will be spending a minimum of 8 months traveling solo to Turkey, Mongolia, China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Argentina, and Chile. Angelia has shaped her itinerary to trace a path alongside local celebrations of cultural, religious, and historical importance. She is excited to experience these celebrations as well as the daily rhythms of life in... Read more
Paul Tubig
Paul Tubig, a 2018-2019 Mellon Fellow with the Reaching New Publics program at the Simpson Center for the Humanities, has been exploring connections between the University of Washington and the Seattle Colleges this year. Previously, Paul has blogged for the Simpson Center about the question "What Kind of Academics Should We Be?" In a new guest blog post, Paul describes the "... Read more
Sam Sumpter portrait labeled "Husky 100"
The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that doctoral candidate Sam Sumpter has been named as one of the University of Washington 2019 Husky 100! The Husky 100 recognizes University of Washington students in all areas of study who are "making the most of their time at the UW" by "actively connect[ing]... Read more