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 earned his 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: Do Countries Have a Right to Control Emigration? with Gillian Brock (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
Forthcoming Publications and Works in Progress:
- "Migration as Right and as Remedy," requested for a special issue of Zeitschrift fur Mensenricht
- "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)
- “Shame, Memory, and the Unspeakable: The International Criminal Court as Damnatio Memoriae,” forthcoming in the San Diego Law Review
- “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)
- "The Right to Exclude,” forthcoming in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
- “Justice and jurisdiction: response to Sarah Song,” forthcoming in Nomos LVI: Immigration
- “Defending Dual Federalism: A Bad Idea, but not Self-Defeating,” forthcoming in Nomos LV: Federalism and Subsididiarity
- “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, 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):
- "'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 RADIO PRESENTATIONS
- "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.