Public Philosophy and OutreachCategory
A group of philosophers at the University of Birmingham have a new project: The Philosophy Garden. (more…)
A philosopher recently got banned from Twitter/X. Can you guess who it is?
Suppose you’re a philosopher, and suppose you have an idea for a philosophical story or segment for a show you listen to or watch. How do you get that idea from inside your head to actually on the show? How do you get on the show? (more…)
“We shouldn’t attempt to fit ‘outreach’ or ‘engagement’ into one of the existing three categories . It doesn’t fit neatly into those categories. And, more importantly, all of us should be doing it as part of our jobs, not just a few of us. We are in an all-hands-on-deck situation.” (more…)
The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University has brought on reporter, audio producer, podcast host, Peabody-award nominee, and educator John Biewen as its “director of storytelling and public engagement.” (more…)
Last month, something unusual happened to an academic philosophy article. (more…)
A new multimedia newsletter for “disseminating and discussing new work in philosophy” went live today. (more…)
Erik Angner, professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University, has authored a book intended not mainly for academic readers, but for the general public—a trade book, as they’re known. Switching from writing academic articles and getting them published to writing How Economics Can Save the World and getting it published was a process he found surprisingly ..
“Advising billionaires on how to give away their money and encourage them to give more is definitely not where I saw my life going.” (more…)
Over 450 academics, many of whom work in moral and political philosophy, have signed onto the “Montreal Declaration on Animal Exploitation.” (more…)
The Royal Institute of Philosophy (RIP) has launched a new podcast, “Thinking Hard & Slow.” (more…)
Anton Tarasyuk, a Ukrainian, currently in Kyiv, with an MA in philosophy, is part of a group launching the project, “Philosophers for Ukraine.” (more…)
Philosophers have a long history of being misunderstood by others. The risk of dangerous misunderstandings have led some philosophers in previous eras to take a variety of strategies—careful phrasings, flattery, literary devices, understatement, pseudonyms, running away—to avoid getting in trouble with the masses or their rulers. (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is creating a Center for Philosophy and Children, and part of its development is the piloting of a summer philosophy program for high school students that will serve as a “bridge-to-college experience” for the participants. (more…)
There’s a new political theory and philosophy podcast: “Migration Ethics.”
The first issue of The Raven: A Magazine of Philosophy has been published. (more…)
One way philosophy professors try to interest new students in philosophy is by appealling to the idea that philosophy can help them be more independent thinkers, to take control over or responsibility for their own thoughts, to have more of a say in what they believe. (more…)
Yitzhak Melamed, professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, has been declared a “persona non grata” by a rabbi of the Portuguese Jewish Synagogue of Amsterdam, following a request to record footage at the synagogue for a project on Baruch Spinoza. (more…)
“I hatched a dream of a zeal-driven education that might be offered with no strings attached to anyone who was interested. But the logistics of it flummoxed me…”
“There are those who are unable to attend formal classes in philosophy because of life situations, i.e., homelessness, re-entry from prison, working several jobs, working a fulltime job, can’t afford to pay for classes, anxious about formal education, caring for others, and of course, most recently, a global pandemic. That’s why we go to these communities and offer ..
The Marc Sanders Foundation has created a new fellowship program that “aims to increase the presence of philosophy in print, audio, and video media by training philosophers to write and produce for the public and by connecting philosophers to editors and commissioners in the media industry.” (more…)