Monday, February 10, 2014

What does public philosophy do? (Hint: It does not create better citizens.)

I am pleased to announce the publication of the new issue of the journal Essays in Philosophy. I guest edited it and, not surprisingly, it is about public philosophy. The journal is free and all the articles are available online as PDFs.

The issue is, as far as I know, the first extended academic look at public philosophy as a sub-discipline and contains theoretical and practical discussions. Most of the pieces will be more suited to those with more academic sensibilities, but none of the articles are too difficult for general readers. I encourage you all to take a look and see if anything interests you.

Readers of this blog will no doubt be interested in the two pieces I wrote, a short introduction to the issue and a full-length article.  Here are the direct links:

"Public Philosophy: Introduction"

"What Does Public Philosophy Do? (Hint: It Does Not Make Better Citizens)"

There is, of course, much more, so please take a look at the table of contents and download whatever interests you.

Complete Table of Contents:

If you have any thoughts on the articles or related issues, please feel free to post them below.

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