March 22, 2017 // By Matthew Owen
The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division meeting will be in Seattle from April 12th-17th. As a University of Washington (Seattle campus) alum, I can assure you with unashamed bias that Sea-town will prove to be an epic host. For those of us who love studying philosophy it will be tempting to set off the nerd-alert by staying cooped up in a hotel conference room during one’s entire trip to the Emerald City. To avoid this travel fallacy, you may want to do a little philosophizing in the following places.
1) The Seattle Arboretum. The arboretum (as well as the UW Quad) will likely be going off in April with beautiful spring blossoms all around. It’s free to enjoy, it’s a beautiful place to walk and run, and your smart phone will tell you how to get there from wherever you are (please tell me you’re not surviving on a flip phone). There is also a great running/walking route that links Foster Island with a trail going through the middle of the Arboretum. Be warned, during the spring Lake Washington can be high and thus the trail on Foster Island can be a mud pit.