Public Philosophy Network 2018

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Check out the latest project from the Philosophy Impact team:

A Guide to Field Philosophy: How to Use Philosophy to Change the World

An edited volume

Evelyn Brister and Robert Frodeman

The discipline of philosophy is changing: philosophers are increasingly engaged in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. Philosophy now occurs at the project level, in collaboration with a wide range of audiences, across the academy and in the private and public realms, at different scales and timelines. Philosophers contribute to scientific research projects, consult on matters of international policy, and provide expertise to local environmental organizations.

To date there is no edited volume that draws together the lessons learned on how to effectively ‘practice’ philosophy. This volume will fill that gap. It will provide a practical, how-to guide to doing philosophy in the field – how to find problems that can benefit from philosophical contributions, how to effectively collaborate with other professionals and community members, how to make fieldwork a positive part of a philosophical career, and how to anticipate and negotiate the sorts of unanticipated problems that crop up in direct public engagement.

To be published in 2019