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Western Washington University Professor of Philosophy Ryan Wasserman recently had his book, “Paradoxes of Time Travel,” published in paperback by Oxford University Press.  

The book, which was originally published online in 2018, uses physics and philosophy to…

Western Washington University Professor of Philosophy Ryan Wasserman recently had his book, “Paradoxes of Time Travel,” published in paperback by Oxford University Press.  

The book, which was originally published online in 2018, uses physics and philosophy to…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection…

In the climactic battle at Avengers headquarters in 2023, Thanos' blue-hued daughter Nebula confronts - and eventually kills - an earlier version of herself who had traveled forward in time, from 2014. But if she kills that version of herself, then that version…

To live well, you have to let much of life recede into the background.

Ever since he retired from a desk job 15 years ago, my father has transformed himself into a world traveler and unabashed seeker of new experiences. He has eaten hand-pulled noodles in Guangzhou, gone scuba diving…

The APA is pleased to announce that Professor Kristopher McDaniel (Syracuse University and former Western Washington University Student) has been awarded the 2018 Sanders Book Prize for his book, The Fragmentation of Being (Oxford University Press). 

McDaniel…

Richard Purtill, age 85, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at home in Bellingham.

He was born March 12, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Bertha Purtill. Richard was stationed in England while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned his B.A. and PhD at the University of Chicago. He…

Hud Hudson, professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “A Critical Evaluation of the Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers.

The lecture is part of the…

Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204, about her research in media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult…

Western Washington University’s Philosophy Club, in partnership with the Black Student Union, the Latino Student Union, MEChA and the Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion, will host Jorge Garcia and Luvell Anderson, philosophers of race, to speak at the Philosophy of Race Forum…

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