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A Companion to Public Philosophy

McIntyre, Lee / McHugh, Nancy / Olasov, Ian (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Companions to Philosophy


1. Auflage April 2022
480 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-63522-2
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The first anthology devoted to the theory and practice of all forms of public philosophy

A Companion to Public Philosophy brings together in a single volume the diverse practices, modalities, and perspectives of this rapidly growing field. Forty-two chapters written by established practitioners and newer voices alike consider questions ranging from the definition of public philosophy to the value of public philosophy to both society and philosophy itself. Throughout the book, philosophers offer insights into the different publics they have engaged, the topics they have explored, the methods they have used and the lessons they have learned from these engagements.

The Companion explores important philosophical issues concerning the practice of philosophy in the public sphere, how public philosophy relates to advocacy, philosophical collaborations with political activists, locations where public philosophy can be done, and more. Many essays highlight underserved topics such as effective altruism, fat activism, trans activism, indigenous traditions, and Africana philosophy, while other essays set the stage for rigorous debates about the boundaries of public philosophy and its value as a legitimate way to do philosophy.
* Discusses the range of approaches that professional philosophers can use to engage with non-academic audiences
* Explores the history and impact of public philosophy from the time of Socrates to the modern era
* Highlights the work of public philosophers concerning issues of equity, social justice, environmentalism, and medical ethics
* Covers the modalities used by contemporary public philosophers, including film and television, podcasting, internet memes, and community-engaged teaching
* Includes essays by those who bring philosophy to corporations, government policy, consulting, American prisons, and activist groups across the political spectrum

A Companion to Public Philosophy is essential reading for philosophers from all walks of life who are invested in and curious about the ways that philosophy can impact the public and how the public can impact philosophy. It is also an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory and practice of public philosophy as well as broader courses on philosophy, normative ethics, and comparative and world philosophy.


Jason Stanley

Part I Public Philosophy and Its Problems

1. What Is Public Philosophy?
Lee McIntyre

2. The Professionalization of Philosophy: From Athens to the APA and Beyond
Adam Briggle

3. Rekindling Public Philosophy
Tom Morris

4. The Case Against Public Philosophy
Jack Weinstein

5. The Value of Public Philosophy
Evelyn Brister

Part II Locations and Impacts

6. Feminist Bioethics as Public Practice
Yolonda Wilson

7. Disability, Bioethics, and the Duty to Do Public Philosophy During a Global Pandemic
Joseph Stramondo

8. Philosophy in Public Life in the Latin American and Latinx Traditions: Mexico and Argentina
Sergio A. Gallegos-Ordorica

9. Africana Public Philosophy and Its Critique of Anti-Black Propaganda
Dalitso Ruwe

10. Earth - A Place for Indigenous Solutions
Daniel R. Wildcat

11. Public Reasoning about the Good Life
Massimo Pigliucci

12. Public Philosophy, Sustainability, and Environmental Problems
Zachary Piso

13. Philosophy of Protest and Epistemic Activism
José Medina

14. Public Philosophy and Deliberative Practices
Noëlle McAfee

15. Peace Literacy, Public Philosophy, and Peace Activism
Christian Matheis and Sharyn Clough

16. Public Philosophy and Fat Activism
Lacey Davidson and Melissa Gruver

17. Public Philosophy in Effective Altruism
Brian Berkey

18. Public Philosophy and Food: Foodies, Ethics, and Activism
Shanti Chu

19. Public Philosophy and Trans Activism
Veronica Ivy and B. R. George

Part III Modalities

20. Popular Ethics in The Good Place and Beyond
Todd May

21. Welcome to Voice Land: Public Philosophy on the Radio
Anthony Cashio

22. Public Philosophy Through Film
Steven Schoonover

23. Say What? Talking Philosophy with the Public
Ruth Chang

24. Public Philosophy and Popular Culture
William Irwin

25. Public Philosophy Through Narrative
Barry Lam

26. Philosophy Podcasting
Peter Adamson

27. Philosophical Spaces
Ian Olasov

28. Philosophy in Nature as a Kind of Public Philosophy
Andrea Christelle

29. Philosophical Counseling
Lou Marinoff

30. The Transformative Power of Community Engaged Teaching
A. Todd Franklin

31. Philosophy Through Memes
Simon Evnine

Part IV Collaborators

32. Philosophy for Children
Jana Mohr Lone

33. Public Philosophy in Prisons
Michael Ray

34. Philosophical Collaborations with Activists
Andrea Pitts

35. Getting Close: Philosophers Engage with Government and NGOS
Anita L. Allen

36. Healthcare Ethics Consultation as Public Philosophy
Lisa Fuller and Mark Christopher Navin

37. Ethics Consulting In Industry
Michael Brent and Reid Blackman

38. Interactions Between Professionalized and Non-Professionalized Philosophers
John Altmann and Bryan W. Van Norden

Part V Looking Forward

39. Troubling the "Public" in and through Philosophy
George Yancy

40. Esse est Percipi: Public Relations for Philosophers
Patrick Lin

41. Institutional Challenges to Public Philosophy
Michael D. Burroughs

42. The Future of Public Philosophy
Nancy Arden McHugh

LEE McINTYRE is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a Lecturer in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He is the author of Post-Truth, The Scientific Attitude, and How to Talk to a Science Denier.

NANCY McHUGH is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton and the Executive Director of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. She is the author of The Limits of Knowledge: Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing and Feminist Philosophies A-Z.

IAN OLASOV is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the founder of Brooklyn Public Philosophers and the author of Ask a Philosopher: Answers to Your Most Important and Most Unexpected Questions.

N. McHugh, Wittenburg University; I. Olasov, CUNY