Engaged Philosophy Interview Series

Please visit the series of interviews the marvelous folks at Engaged Philosophy are doing with members of the Public Philosophy Network. Engaged Philosophy is a website that presents resources and strategies for creating civic engagement in philosophy classrooms. A brand new interview will be posted every week or so right up until our conference at Michigan State University in October.

Nancy McHugh, Todd Franklin, Ian Olasov, and Evelyn Brister, officers of PPN, give the first interview—all about what public philosophy is and the good things that PPN has been up to and has planned for the near future.

PPN Conference 2019: Philosophy from All Walks of Life

Registration is now OPEN for the 5th Public Philosophy Network Conference:


Michigan State University is hosting the conference on October 17-19, 2019 in East Lansing, MI. The conference features

  • a field trip to the Boggs Center in Detroit

  • keynote talks by Myisha Cherry, Kristie Dotson, and Daniel Wildcat

  • workshops on doing public philosophy effectively

  • reports on public philosophy projects

  • reflections on strengthening the community of public philosophers.

A complete program and schedule will be available soon. We’re looking forward to welcoming public philosophers of all types and “from all walks of life” in October.

PPN Conference 2019 at Michigan State University

PPN’s fifth conference will be held October 17-19, 2019 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. The conference theme is “Philosophy from All Walks of Life.” Proposals are invited for workshops (300 word description), papers (300 word abstract), and panels (500 words—including abstracts, overall description, and panelist information). Proposals are due Feb. 28, 2019 and should be submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ppn2019.