Michael Blake is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of Washington. 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 “Agonistic Democracy and Political Liberalism,” in Steven Macedo and Melissa Williams, eds., NOMOS XLVI: Political Exclusion (forthcoming, New York University Press).

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.