At Bucknell’s Digital Scholarship Conference last fall, Zeynep Tufekci made a compelling case for public academic writing. Her keynote address, Researching Out Loud: Public Scholarship as a Process of Publishing Before and After Publishing, argued that public academic writing can have enriching effects on both public discourse and the research and pedagogy of individual scholars.Drawing on personal experience, she made an eloquent case for how digital publishing platforms like blogs (hers is Technosociology) or Medium afford scholars an opportunity to bring their research to bear upon issues of pressing public concern. Doing so can deepen our understanding of important public issues, and the practice of writing with and for a ...
This year the Public Philosophy Journal welcomes a new graduate student assistant, Tiffany N. Tsantsoulas. Tiffany has an M.A. in Philosophy from The University of Ottawa (2014) where she wrote a thesis on Jacques Derrida's reading of Plato in the Phaedrus and Timaeus. Her philosophical interests are in contemporary Continental readings of the Ancients and the politics of language.
What drew you to philosophy?
I was initially drawn to philosophy for the constant challenge and the way it forced me into critical self-reflection. I decided to pursue a PhD in philosophy because it seemed like the best way to ensure that I could spend my life learning and doing something positive for ...
This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Public Philosophy Journal, who has opened the typical journal review process up to the public. In addition to soliciting responses to the paper from experts in various disciplines, we’re hoping that you’ll contribute your own feedback as we works towards building a constructive and informed dialogue that ultimately puts an end to school shootings in the US. The paper is available on Medium and our CommentPress page.
Much has been written about why the US failed to achieve any federal gun control legislation following Sandy Hook. We have written an article that introduces two important historical insights that have been largely ...
(This reflection by Adriel Trott is cross-posted on her blog, The Trott Line.)
This week I was the guest curator-at-large for the Public Philosophy Journal. The Public Philosophy Journal is a website and blog that aims to facilitate public philosophy in the many ways that term could be understood. One way we understand public philosophy is that public issues and concerns can be served by philosophy’s input and analysis. Part of that work is bringing content of note to the attention of both philosophers and public servants or others who are working on these issues. I understood such content to concern public issues that philosophy can and does address such as an article in ...
Advancing Public Philosophy Conference
June 11-13, 2015
University of San Francisco, CA
Hosted by the Public Philosophy Network
Call for participation: We are currently accepting proposals for workshops, organized panels, and individual presentations/papers to be grouped on panels. We also are accepting proposals for pre-conference sessions on particular issues in public philosophy. The deadline for all submissions is November 15th. For more details and to access the on-line submission form for the regular conference, please click here.
Pre-conference proposals should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Conference registration: Registration information and on-line registration form coming soon!
Conference hotel reservations. Book your room now for the Advancing Public Philosophy conference to be held at the University of San Francisco.