Recent News

Elena Erosheva, professor of statistics and of social work at the UW, and Carole Lee, associate professor of philosophy at the UW, are quoted. Featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education 
A wide variety of College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty have been honored with the 2020 Awards of Excellence. Featured on UW News 
Andrea Woody
Dear Friends of UW Philosophy, I write to you from my new “office suite”, a desk previously known as the dining room table, combined with a videoconference room conveniently located in my bedroom. My teen and I negotiate private spaces for Zoom meetings and search for solid internet connections. The transformation of our lives has been both dramatic and quiet. This unanticipated change descended right in the middle of a bustling, productive year for the Department of Philosophy. Our courses... Read more
Screenshot of career panelist in Zoom
Thank you to everyone who made our first virtual alumni career panel a success. Especially our alumni panelists: Alisa Bacon, Philosophy and Mathematics BA '16, UX Designer at Microsoft Zerina Curevac, Philosophy and Art BA '13, Attorney at Lululemon Gurdeep Gill, Philosophy '18, Ruth Woo Emerging Leaders Fellow at King County Danielle Malcom, Philosophy and Law, Society & Justice '10, Prosecutor at Seattle City Attorney's Office Haylee Millikan, Philosophy and English '16, Fact Checker... Read more
Ian Schnee
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce that Senior Lecturer Ian Schnee has been awarded the 2020 University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award! This award recognizes UW faculty for outstanding dedication in teaching, mentoring, public service, and commitment to public values. Awardees exemplify extensive knowledge and mastery of their subject matter; innovation in course and curriculum design; ability to inspire, guide and mentor students through independent and creative... Read more
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Persuasion can save the world. Whether it's about COVID-19, climate change, vaccination, or immigration, it's clear that a lot of people really, really need to be persuaded. Everyone will agree that millions of people hold false views about these topics, even as we disagree about which views are false. And everyone will agree that getting these topics right is a matter of life and death.  If the stakes are high enough, then maybe anything goes, and people on the right side of these... Read more
Evelyn Hyde
The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that philosophy major Evelyn Hyde has been named one of the University of Washington 2020 Husky 100! The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. The... Read more
Jana Mohr Lone, Director of the Center for Philosophy for Children discusses children's philosophical questions about the coronavirus outbreak. ... Read more
UW recognizes Award of Excellence recipients (many from the College of Arts and Sciences) for their outstanding dedication in teaching, mentoring, public service, staff support and more. Featured on 
Center for Philosophy director Jana Mohr Lone discusses a set of resources the Center has complied to help families with young children adapt to the coronavirus. Featured on UW News