Michael Blake

Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs
Ph.D., Stanford University
Savery
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(206) 221-7859

Michael Blake joined the Evans School faculty in 2005. His research and teaching interests include: social and political philosophy, philosophy of law and of economics, public policy, international ethics, and biomedical ethics.

Blake was previously a faculty member at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government where he served as assistant professor of Public Policy and Philosophy, and held positions in the Center for Ethics and the Professions and the Carr Center for Human Rights.

Blake was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton University's Center for Human Values from 2001-02.

His recent publications include “Immigration, Jurisdiction, and Exclusion” in Philosophy and Public Affairs, “Coercion and Egalitarian Justice” in The Monist, and “Global Distributive Justice: Why Political Philosophy Needs Political Science” in The Annual Review of Political Science.

Blake holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from University College, University of Toronto. He did his legal training at Yale Law School. His primary appointment is in the University of Washington's Department of Philosophy.

Areas of specialization 

International Ethics
Morality and Public Policy
Philosophy of Economics
Social and Political Philosophy

Courses taught 

  • PBAF 506: Ethics and Public Policy