Recent News

Andrea Woody
As the days lengthen and the sun returns, things are bustling inside the Philosophy Department much as they are on the main quad outside Savery Hall.  In April, we hosted our yearly Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics exploring the role of family and other loved ones in healthcare.  This wonderful event will be followed by a... Read more
Melanie Tate
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Melanie Tate on being awarded an Arlene Hunter Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving students in the Humanities. Melanie is developing a project on Rene Descartes' theory of emotions, particularly his view of love. We look forward to this project developing further in the coming year.  
Sam Sumpter
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Sam Sumpter on being selected as the Alvord Fellow in the Humanities for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Alvord Fellowship is the College of Arts and Sciences' most prestigious graduate student award in the Humanities. Additionally, the College has awarded Sam a scholarship from the Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fund. Together, these two awards provide a full year of funding to support intensive dissertation work. Sam's... Read more
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.
No Narrow Thing podcast logo
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