The Public Philosophy Network (PPN) provides virtual space for
individuals and groups to discuss, explore, develop, and sustain a
wide range of public philosophy projects. Philosophy students,
independent scholars with philosophical or related theoretical
training, academic philosophers, and their community-based partners
are welcome to join the network. In addition, we are happy to host
academic and professional associations that support philosophical
work that engages the public or public issues.
Membership is free, but we expect those signing on to fit the
membership criteria and become a member in order to further work in
some aspect of public philosophy. The PPN reserves the right to
refuse or cancel the membership of any member who uses the Network
for purposes other than intended. It is essential that all members
are committed to genuine, respectful communication that aims to
promote publicly engaged philosophical work. The Public Philosophy
Network does not tolerate communication that is romantic or sexual
in nature, is offensive to members of any race, religion,
ethnicity, nationality, or gender identity, or fosters hatred.
We encourage a participatory approach to Network moderation.
Members are encouraged to develop their own discussion forums and
affinity groups. If you start a forum discussion, please take a
role in moderating the discussion and sustaining the topic as long
as it makes sense to do so. If you start a collaborative project,
you are the moderator for that project and can decide on membership
restrictions and features for that group project.
If you observe comments or discussions that are off-topic, contain
offensive statements, and/or are not in line with the purpose of
the Community, or another member’s actions or communication style
seem inappropriate to you for any reason, please address it with
that individual. If the pattern persists, bring it to the attention
of the Network Manager by completing the form below.