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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
Headshot of Paul Franco
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the promotion of Paul Franco to Associate Teaching Professor beginning Autumn term 2021. Franco joined the Department of Philosophy in 2012 for a one-year position as an Acting Assistant Professor. That position was renewed three times and became a Lecturer (now Assistant Teaching Professor) position in 2016. Franco has taught a wide range of classes including modern philosophy, 20th century philosophy, ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of... Read more
Benjamin Feintzeig
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the promotion of Benjamin Feintzeig to Associate Professor with tenure beginning Autumn term 2021. Feintzeig joined the Department of Philosophy in 2016 and is a philosopher of physics. His research focuses on the conceptual and mathematical foundations of physics, and the broader impacts of philosophy of physics on general issues in philosophy of science including interpreting physical theories, scientific representation, and scientific... Read more
Carina Fourie
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the promotion of Carina Fourie to Associate Professor with tenure beginning Autumn term 2021. Fourie joined the Department of Philosophy in 2015. She holds the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics and is a member of the Program on Ethics. Since coming to UW, Professor Fourie has published two edited volumes (Oxford University Press) alongside multiple articles on topics concerning healthcare ethics, social equality, and oppression. She... Read more
William Talbott
Professor William Talbott gave the keynote address “Where Did Western Epistemology Go Wrong, and Why?” at the 8th Annual PLATO WA Conference which was held virtually on February 19, 2021. Talbott’s talk explores a central question of his forthcoming, Learning From Our Mistakes: Epistemology for the Real World (Oxford University Press; 9/1/2021): Why is so much Western epistemology either deeply skeptical or... Read more
Book cover - A Sense of Brutality (photo of bullet holes in glass)
The Department of Philosophy and the Program on Ethics recently hosted an author meets critics event with Professor Carlos Alberto Sánchez, San José State University, A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy after Narco-Culture with critical comments from Professors Sergio A. Gallegos Ordorica and Manuela Gomez. A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy after Narco-... Read more
Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy and Governance Michael Blake is interviewed in this article about impeaching former President Trump. Featured on The Conversation 
Jack Turner, associate professor of political science, and philosophy professor Michael Blake are featured for their notable new books. Featured on UW News 

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