Issue 2 of the Journal of Public Philosophy was scheduled to be published in the summer of 2020, but many of our schedules had been disrupted by the Covid 19 global pandemic. Almost all of our contributors are educators, and in March 2020, we were thrown into the world of totally online education. We had to learn new technologies, how to manage working from home, and caring for students and families in new ways. Given this new reality, our priorities shifted, and the Journal was put on hold for a time.
As we adjusted to our “new normal,” we were able to work together to contribute to our budding new journal. Hopefully, the Journal is now back on track for regular publication. Please accept our apologies for the late publication of Issue 2, but Issue 3 should be on track for a late summer publication. In addition to the Journal publication being disrupted by the pan-demic, the Public Philosophy lecture series, out of which the journal articles are solicited, has been totally on hold. We are looking for new ways to do public philosophy.
The Public Philosophy Society continues to meet and discuss relevant issues on a monthly basis. We invite you to join our live-online conversations by joining the Public Philosophy Society at: https://www.patreon.com/pubphisociety
The Journal of Public Philosophy is the official publication of the Public Philosophy Society. One issue of the Journal will be published per year.
The goal of the Journal is to publish papers, essays, and book reviews in the mode of classical philosophy. We seek to know the basic truths that are foundational for the common good, and a just and civil society.
The goal of public philosophy is to make the practice of philosophy more accessible and more relevant to students, scholars, and the broadly educated public. We hope to inspire young and old alike in the shared, rational pursuit of wisdom and in love of Being, Unity, the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.
Public philosophy is inspired by Socrates’ engagement in dialogue in the agora, the shared public space of the city-state. It is the pursuit of the common good, our shared life together. Currently, we are a group of professors seeking to bring the discussions usually reserved for the classroom into a broader context. We hope that others will join us in an ever-broadening and deepening discussion. The arena for discussions has been college and university public lecture forums, book discussion groups, and campus clubs. We hope that others will expand the public context, perhaps meeting at coffee shops and houses of worship. We have expanded the discussion to an international group with the formation of the Public Philosophy Society.
The Public Philosophy Society is a professional society, offering membership to students ($12 year), scholars ($60 year), and educated members of the public ($120 year). For more information about joining the Society, visit our membership site: https://www.patreon.com/pubphisociety
Institutional subscriptions to the Journal of Public Philosophy are available for $200.00 year. Subscription payment should be made to:
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