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Philosophy for Children Event!
Thursday March 7, 2013
6:00 -7:30 PM (doors open at 5:30)
UW HUB Lyceum
Celebrating our Philosophers in the School Program (now in its 17th year), and the new book, The Philosophical Child by Jana Mohr Lone (director of our NW Center for Philosophy for Children)
The event will feature a panel discussion and demonstration philosophy session with 4th and 5th grade students from Whittier Elementary School with a light reception before and after event.
Please come join us for an exciting evening!
Philosophy Professor John Manchak chosen for prestigious UW's 2013 Distinguished Teachers Award!
Congratulations go to Professor John Manchak for earning the title of Distinguished Teacher for 2013!
Each year, the University of Washington honors several members of the faculty as Distinguished Teachers. Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the learning/teaching process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work; and innovations in course and curriculum design. The Distinguished Teaching Award may be awarded to a faculty member only once in his/her lifetime and are inducted into the Teaching Academy.
Other philosophy faculty who have been awarded this University-wide award are Professor Ron Moore (1989 recipient),
Senior Lecturer Ann Baker (2004 recipient), and Professor Bill Talbot (2011 recipient).
Graduate Student, Andrea Sullivan, Heads Into Home Stretch via GO-MAP
The UW Graduate School's Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) has sponsored dissertation fellowships for under-represented students for twenty years. Now they are going one-step further. Read all about it here.
UW Alumna Kristen Intemann Wins Feminist Philosophy of Science Prize!
Kristen Intemann (Ph.D., UW, 2004), along with her co-author, Inmaculada de Melo-Martin was awarded the 2012 Philosophy of Science Women's Caucus Prize. The Prize is awarded biennially for the best book, article, or chapter published in English in the area of feminist philosophy of science within the last two years. The winning article is:
"Feminist resources for Biomedical Research: Lessons from the HPV Vaccines," by de Melo-Martin, I. and Intemann, K. (2011), Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26(1): 79-101.
Undergraduate's Paper Accepted at Two Conferences
Kelsey Kamitomo's paper, "Duty, Sentience, and Morally Culpable: an Argument for the Rights of Animals" has been accepted at two different undergraduate conferences. Kelsey's paper was originally written for Lauren Hartzel Nichol's Animal Welfare course.
Abstract: This paper argues it is the duty of each individual to consider the interests of non-human animals and create a culture that gives proper consideration to the interests of others, as well as prevent unnecessary harm. Buying food, makeup, medications, and so on without ever questioning the products source is a choice to remain ignorant while providing indirect support to inhumane practices. Thus, any intentional or unintentional failure to consider and draw attention to the interests of non-human animals is a morally culpable act one should be held accountable for. I contend that our present conception of morality proceeds from a false understanding of the moral status of non-human species. And so, actions that should be recognized as duties to non-human animals have been labeled ‘supererogatory’ instead. If we agree with Peter Singer and decide to judge sentience as the only pre-requisite to bearing rights, there is a corresponding obligation to give equal attention to the interests of all human and non-human species.
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Graduate Student's Paper Wins Prize!
Graduate Student, Amy Reed-Sandoval has won the second place award for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Formal Paper on Precollege Ethics for 2012, with her paper, “Cross-Cultural Exploration in the P4C Classroom: Reflections on Doing Philosophy with Triqui Children in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico.”
Along with a $500 cash award, Amy has also been invited to present her paper on March 2, 2012, at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the APPE which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Emeritus Professor Karl H. Potter earns India's 2011 Padma Shri Award in Literature and Education!
Congratulations go to Professor Potter who has worked many years on the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophy. Karl's excellent work has been recognized by the Indian Government by awarding him the honor of receiving this prestigious National award.
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Hypatia 25th: Special Issue and Retrospective Virtual Issue now out November 24, 2010
It's been just over a year since the Hypatia 25th Anniversary conference, and we've now published the final issue of Volume 25: the Anniversary Special Issue, "Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures" (25.4).
We've also assembled a 25th Anniversary Retrospective Virtual Issue: a selection of articles published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s nominated by Hypatia readers over the last year as pivotal to their own thinking and especially important in the development of feminist philosophy. Check out the introduction (a separate link) for some compelling for quotes from the nominations.
Both are available online - OPEN ACCESS - through Wiley-Blackwell's Online Library. All the links, and background on these projects, are available on the Hypatia editorial office web site. Do please spread the news!
Hypatia editorial office: OnLine News http://depts.washington.edu/hypatia/
And, should you want to order individual copies of the 25th Anniversary Special Issue (25.4), you can get them through the Wiley-Blackwell subscription page (under "Back Issue Information" - Single Issues) at the personal subscription rate of $12.50 per issue.
WB Hypatia Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291527-2001
WB Subscriptions / Single Issue orders http://www.wiley.com/bw/cservices/single.asp?site=1
Congratulations 2011-2012 M.A. & Ph.D. Recipients
- Amy J. Reed-Sandoval - winter 2012
- Dustyn Addington - spring 2012
- Christopher G. Partridge - spring 2012
Jason D. Benchimol - “The Significance of Unintentional Omission: Moral Responsibility for the Failure to Act (Angela Smith, Chair)
Karen Emmerman - :Beyond the Basic/Nonbasic Interests Distinction: A feminist Approach to Inter-Species Moral Conflict and Repair.: (Sara Goering, Chair)
Jeremy M. Fischer - “Feeling Proud, Being Proud: An Inquiry into the Moral Psychology of Personal Ideals.” (Angela Smith, Chair)