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Who We Are

The Public Philosophy Journal (PPJ) seeks to do philosophy with the public by creating an inclusive space in which community voices are recognized, heard, and supported as vital to the practices of public philosophy. We publish work that has undergone Formative Peer Review–our innovative review process designed to foster collegiality and collaboration.

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Our Core Values

Everything we do at the PPJ reflects our 4 core values: Transparency, Thick Collegiality, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and Ethical Imagination.

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Our Submission Guidelines

To learn more about how to submit to the Public Philosophy Journal, please visit our Submission Guidelines page, familiarize yourself with our Formative Peer Review process, and of course email us with any questions you may have!

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The PPJ invites submissions that have a clear relationship with the public. We offer a publication space for folks whose work is embedded in and created for specific communities beyond academic institutions. We are especially interested in work that reflects on current issues. All submissions should be accessible, relevant, intellectually coherent, and in dialogue with existing scholarship.


State Racism, Social Justice, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jordan Liz

COVID-19 has exposed the marginalization and discrimination experienced by various groups, including the elderly, the immunocompromised, and the poor, as well as women, racial minorities, and…

The Loss of Playfulness

By Janet Jones

How does social distancing affect our sense of self? Our ability to create ourselves? In this article, I explore the value of interacting with strangers for our sense of self and the impact of COVID-19 safety measures on our relationships with others…

A Contractual Justification for Strong Measures Against COVID-19

By Laetitia Ramalett

Many countries have taken extensive measures to slow COVID-19’s progress and attempt to avert a sanitary collapse. Although…