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August 31st, 2020 10:29:35 am

Fall 2020 Call for Submissions

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Issue 3.2 (Fall 2020) Open Call for Submissions

At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Public Philosophy Journal ​offered space for critical reflection on the pandemic’s impact on communities, occupations, and futures. Since then, we have published insightful works on community-engaged learning in higher education, perspectives on public engagement and policy, and elucidations of state racism. As the Black Lives Matter movement grew and attention turned to issues of institutionalized racism, police brutality, and the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on People of Color, particularly Black people, we renewed our invitation for thoughtful public reflection on the current changes, impacts, and issues raised by BLM. We are also looking forward to the election, considering the beginning of the school year, and grappling with philosophy's place in the digital sphere. Today, we are pleased to extend our call for submissions into the next issue of the journal with an emphasis in the role of public philosophy in the current moment.

We are committed to providing quick turnaround ​Formative Peer Review​ ​according to the PPJ’s ​core values, for full length articles (3,000-5,000 words) as well as short, reflective pieces, provocations, ideas, and inquiries (500-1000 words, 3-5 minute video, or 5-7 minutes audio). Topics for this issue might include:

  • Institutionalized racism
  • The Black Lives Matter movement
  • Critical analysis of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, etc.
  • Higher education
  • The arts in moments of crisis
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Health, public safety, policy
  • Food justice
  • Civil unrest, protest, and democracy
  • US Election 2020
  • Philosophy and foreign policy

We invite submissions from community leaders, activists, students, educators, artists, and others alike. If you are interested in contributing your work, please submit your piece to the PPJ website​ ​or email us at ​ In addition to this call, the PPJ remains open to submissions on a rolling basis on any philosophical topic relevant to particular public communities.








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