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Gerler Symposium on Race & Equity in Philosophy for Children
Gerler Symposium on Race & Equity in Philosophy for Children Date: Friday May 4, 2018, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Location: HUB 334 The philosophy for children movement builds on children's curiosity about the world around them and helps young students to develop critical questioning and thinking skills through exploring philosophical topics. In philosophical discussions, children explore a wide variety of issues related to ethics, justice, freedom,... Read more
Carole Lee
Carole Lee (Associate Professor, Philosophy) has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant as co-PI along with Principal Investigator Elena Erosheva (Associate Professor, Statistics; Social Work). Their project "Development Methodology for Commensuration Bias Detection in Grant Application Peer Review" is funded through the NSF "Science of Science Policy" program. Congratulations Professors Lee and... Read more
Professor Michael Blake
Analysis from Micheal Blake, Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Governance Featured on The Conversation 
Philosophy of Physics
Professor Benjamin Feintzeig was interviewed by 3 AM Magazine about why he became a philosopher and his work in quantum mechanics. Read all about it in on the frontiers of physics, math and philosophy.
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Last fall, graduate student Dustyn Addington launched the podcast No Narrow Thing with co-host Whitney Johnson (MPH, Yale University). No Narrow Thing bridges the theoretical and practical, applying a philosophical lens to compelling questions, big and small. Each episodes focuses on a single line of inquiry, such as: -Is there a duty to vote? -Should I believe in ghosts? -Is it ethical to gossip? No Narrow... Read more
Life Support Poster
Life Support: The Role of Family, Friends and Community in Health and Healthcare A Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics Date: Friday April 13, 2018, 9:45am-5:00pm Location: Waterfront Activities Center of the University of Washington, Great Room Medical Ethics has often focused on the relationships between patients and healthcare workers. And yet much healthcare and social support comes from, or is expected from, family, friends and the community.... Read more
The Dreamers came as children.  Molly Adams, CC BY
By Michael Blake (Orginally published on The Conversation) On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It was back in... Read more
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Virtual Politics, Real Guns: On Cloud Community, Violence, and Human Rightsby Michael Blake (Orginially published Global Governance Programme) The creation of novel forms of information technology will put pressure on traditional forms of state sovereignty. The future, then, will be unlike the past. That much – to me, at least – seems beyond... Read more
Ethics Bowl 2018
The UW Center for Philosophy for Children hosted the fifth annual Washington State High School Ethics Bowl on February 3rd at the UW Law School. The Center is appreciative for the generous support of Department of Philosophy faculty, students, alumni and friends who volunteered their time as judges, moderators and team coaches. Over 100 high school students and about 50 lawyers, judges, UW faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students, and high school teachers were involved. The... Read more
Probability Workshop poster
This event will bring together philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists for a one-day workshop on April 28, 2018 to critically examine interpretations of probability theory in its many and varied applications. Probability theory is used widely in stochastic and dynamical systems, statistical and quantum physics, theories of rationality in epistemology, and theories of evidence and inductive inference in statistics and philosophy of science. It often happens that results or viewpoints from... Read more