Michael Blake is a Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs; he is also the Director of the UW's Program on Values in Society. He received his bachelor degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from Stanford University. He obtained some legal training at Yale Law School, before running away to become a philosopher.
He is jointly appointed to the Department of Philosophy and to the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.
- Justice and Foreign Policy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Debating Brain Drain: May Countries Restrict Emigration? with Gillian Brock (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
FORTHCOMING AND IN PROGRESS:
- "Walter Sulzbach's 'Some Basic Problems of a League of Nations," forthcoming in Ethics
- "Democracy, Empire, and Justice: Responses to Four Critics," forthcoming in a symposium on Justice and Foreign Policy in Ethics and International Affairs
- "International justice and international practice," requested for Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersely, eds., The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- "Doctors Within Borders: Scarce Skills and Migration," requested for Alex Sager, ed., Emerging Trends in the Ethics of Migration (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming)
- "Global Distributive Justice: The Statist View," requested for David Held and Pietro Maffetone, eds., International Political Theory Today (Cambridge: Polity Press, forthcoming)
- "Justice Across Borders," requested for Serena Olsaretti, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- "Owning Alexander: Memory, Migration, and Pride," requested for Cornelius Holtorf, Andreas Pantazatos, and Geoffrey Scarre, eds., Cultural Heritage, Ethics, and Contemporary Migrations (London: Routledge, forthcoming)
- “Burdened societies,” “Immigration and emigration,” “Susan Okin,” and “Burdens of judgment,” in Jon Mandle and David Reidy, ed., A Rawls Lexicon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
- “Justice and jurisdiction: response to Sarah Song,” forthcoming in Jack Knight, ed., NOMOS LVI: Immigration, and Emigration (New York: New York University Press, forthcoming)
- "Secession, Self-Determination, and Dirty Hands," in Fernando Teson, ed., Theoretical Foundations of Self-Determination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (SINCE 2012 ONLY):
- "Migration as Right and as Remedy," Zeitschrift für Mensenricht (2014) 15-30.
- "The Right to Exclude,” 17(5) Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (2014) 521-537.
- "Putin manipulates international norms for imperial ambitions," Opinions, Al Jazeera America, July 23, 2014. Available at http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/ukraine-putin-russiansepara...
- “Defending Dual Federalism: A Bad Idea, but Not Self-Defeating,” in James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy, eds., NOMOS LV: Federalism and Subsididiarity (New York: New York University Press, 2014) 22-33.
- “The costs of war: justice, liability, and the Pottery Barn rule,” in Don Scheid, ed., The Ethics of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 133-147.
- "Social Membership and Territorial Rights," Crooked Timber symposium on Joseph Carens's The Ethics of Migration, May 30, 2014. Available at http://crookedtimber.org/2014/05/30/the-ethics-of-immigration-symposium-...
- “Shame, Memory, and the Unspeakable: The International Criminal Court as Damnatio Memoriae,” 50 San Diego L. R. (2013) 905-930.
- "'Traditional Values' and Human Rights: Whose Values? Which Rights?" Cicero Foundation Great Debates Paper 13/06 (December 2013). Available at http://www.cicerofoundation.org/lectures/Michael_Blake_Traditional_Value...
- "International Distributive Justice," with Patrick Taylor Smith, for Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013), available at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/international-justice/
- “We Are All Cosmopolitans Now,” in Gillian Brock, ed., Cosmopolitanism versus Non-cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) 35-54.
- “Immigration, Jurisdiction, and Exclusion,” 41(2) Philosophy and Public Affairs 103-130 (Spring 2013).
- “The Moral Difference Made by International Law: The Case of Preventive Warfare,” in Deen Chatterjee, ed., The Ethics of Preventive War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) 65-86.
- “Immigration, Complicity, and Causality,” in Rogers Smith, ed., Citizenship, Plural Citizenships, and Cosmopolitan Alternatives (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) 111-123
- "Immigration, Association, and Anti-Discrimination," Ethics 122(4) 748-762 (2012)
- "Global Distributive Justice: Why Political Philosophy Needs Political Science," Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 15 (2012) 121-136
- "International Law and Global Justice," in Andrei Marmor, ed., The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (Oxford: Routledge, 2012) 335-34
RECENT AND FORTHCOMING RADIO PRESENTATIONS
- "The ethics of war," with Arthur Ripstein, CBC Radio One, Ideas. To be taped October 1 and 2, 2015.
- "Is it moral for Microsoft to hire more skilled workers?" KUOW, June 11, 2015. Listen at http://kuow.org/post/it-moral-microsoft-hire-more-skilled-foreign-workers
- "Is it ever okay to discriminate based on political beliefs?" KUOW, The Conversation, November 12, 2014. Listen at http://kuow.org/post/it-ever-ok-discriminate-based-political-beliefs
- "Freedom of Expression, parts one and two," with Arthur Ripstein and Simone Chambers. CBC Radio One, Ideas. Listen at http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2012/05/28/talking-philosophy-freedom-o...
- "My brother's - and my sister's - keeper," with Arthur Ripstein and Simone Chambers. CBC Radio One, Ideas. Listen at http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/05/01/my-brothers---and-my-sisters...
- "Secularism," with Arthur Ripstein, Simone Chambers, and Mohammed Fadel. CBC Radio One, Ideas. Listen at http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Ideas/Full+Episodes/2010/ID/1549116614/?p...
For publications prior to 2012, please refer to CV.