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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Studies of the origins of human sexuality and aggression are typically in the domain of the sciences, where researchers examine genetic, neurobiological, social and environmental factors.
Behavioral research findings draw intense interest from other researchers, policymakers and the general public. But Stanford's Helen E. Longino, the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy, says there's more to the story.
Longino, who specializes in the philosophy of science, asserts in her latest book that the limitations of behavioral research are not clearly communicated in academic or popular discourse. As a result, this lack of communication distorts the scope of current behavioral research.
For full article, see Simple isn’t better when talking about science, Stanford philosopher suggests
America has been and remains an apartheid state. That sad but increasingly undeniable fact was made apparent last night in Ferguson, Missouri to a group of peaceful protesters amidst tanks, deafening LRADs, a haze of tear gas and a firestorm of rubber (and real) bullets. The other tragic fact made apparent in Ferguson last night is that America is only ever a hair's-breadth away from a police state... if we understand by "police" not a regulated body of law-enforcement peacekeepers empowered to serve and protect the citizenry, but rather a heavily-armed, extra-constitutional, militarized cadre of domestic soldiers who provoke and terrorize with impunity. Much of the time, we are able to forget or ignore these unfortunate truths ...
(Photo Credit: Christina Rawls)
Allow me to code switch. This is the title used for a series of articles published regularly by National Public Radio (NPR) on race, culture, and ethnicity. “Code switching” is a way to alter one’s usual ways of speaking in order to address a diversity of audiences and interests when needed or desired. This NPR series was highlighted as I began guest curating for the PPJ in the pieces “Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role as ABC Bets on Diversity” by Eric Deggans and “How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito in the Jim Crow Era” by Tanvi Misra.
Guest curating for the PPJ gave me the opportunity to ...
As Curator-at-Large for the Public Philosophy Journal I chose to highlight a growing area of publicly engaged philosophy, namely, "pre-college philosophy" or "philosophy for/with children."
While remaining active within the academy many professional philosophers have sought to expand access to philosophy in the US and beyond. In their pioneering works Matthew Lipman and Gareth Matthews offered robust justifications for doing philosophical work with children in K-12 schools, as well as practical guidance on how to do this work effectively. Since Lipman and Matthews a new generation of philosophers have expanded efforts to provide young people with access to philosophical instruction and training. Philosophy graduate students from numerous departments are particularly active ...