Promoting publicly engaged philosophy


Philosophers engage the public by working with professionals in government, business, and healthcare, promoting community discussions, teaching in schools and prisons, and writing for the popular press.

The Public Philosophy Network (PPN) supports philosophers by running skill-building workshops, organizing scholarly conferences, providing mentoring, facilitating network-building, and assisting with projects.

PPN’s fifth conference, Philosophy from All Walks of Life, will be held October 17-19, 2019 at Michigan State University.


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Find out what the Public Philosophy Network does, our mission, and our history.



Find resources for engaging in public philosophy and join our members.