The Public Philosophy Network promotes philosophy that engages issues of public concern and works collaboratively with civic and professional communities. 

Our Mission

  • to support philosophers who use their concepts and skills to serve communities outside of academia and to make positive changes in society

  • to reflect on how philosophy is transformed by various types of public engagement

  • to support institutional changes supportive of publicly engaged work


Our HIstory

FOUNDED IN 2010, PPN HAS HELD CONFERENCES IN

2018 - Boulder, CO: “Understanding Impact

2015 - San Francisco, CA: “Advancing Public Philosophy”

2013 - Atlanta, GA

2011 - Washington, DC

Our upcoming conference, “Philosophy from All Walks of Life,” is October 19-21, 2019 at Michigan State University.


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