We had a very successful workshop in Washington, DC – Feb 10 & 11, 2016. We are happy to pass along here a Storify that captures the day of the workshop through a narrative of curated tweets. (Thanks Stacy Konkiel!) Source: Evaluating broader impacts: The state of the art – Workshop (with images, tweets) · skonkiel · Storify

We are very happy to hear that our good friend finds his new book, A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking, on the DailyBeast’s Big Idea List for 2015. Congrats! If your idea of a philosopher is some ivory tower denizen with nothing but contempt for real-world issues, you need to meet Adam Briggle. A philosophy professor at the University of North […]

Adam Briggle–our good friend and colleague–gets a nice review of his latest book from the New York Times. Really glad to see this. Many reviews closer to Texas and to PetroDollars totally mischaracterized this important book. In his investigation of what determines people’s attitudes toward progress and technology, Briggle makes an illuminating distinction between “precautionaries” and […]

Others have claimed that we are looking in the wrong places: applied philosophy journals aren’t where we will find philosophers providing accounts of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work. This strikes us as a peculiar argument. Sure, a policy journal would be a natural place to publish a piece on the philosophical dimensions of a particular policy […]

The entire existential project behind Karl Jaspers’ Idea of the University involves integrating a professor’s research with students’ search for their own selves. The Socratic teacher turns his students away from himself and back onto themselves; he hides in paradoxes, makes himself inaccessible. The intimate relationship between student and teacher here is not one of submission, but […]

UC-Berkley psychology professor, @TaniaLombrozo, makes an argument on the @npr13point7 blog for why we need more philosophers engaging in the public realm. Say “philosopher” and most people imagine a bust of Socrates, obscure texts or intellectual tête-à-têtes in the so-called Ivory Tower, away from the muddle of real-life concerns. But three issues this past week made something […]