Public Philosophy Network 2018

What we do: A Summary of Field Philosophy

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Welcome to our research site on the philosophy of impact and the impact of philosophy.

We’re philosophers who seek to address practical issues and to have real world outcomes. Philosophy, and the humanities generally, are caught in a cul de sac. The concerns of these fields span all of life, but for the last 100 years they have been turned inward, rather than working in the midst of society.

In contrast, we seek to have impact on ongoing societal problems. We also want to understand the mechanisms of impact, and the obstacles standing in the way of philosophers and humanists making a difference in the wider world.

Look around: we’re engaged in various efforts to re-embed philosophy within society.