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David O'Hara
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"On collaboration in the Humanities. Co-authored, of course!"
Jul 17, 2013
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"My review of Howard Wettstein's _Significance of Religious Experience_ in Books and Culture:"
Jul 17, 2013
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"My article on guns, fear, and virtue ethics in the Chronicle of Higher Education:"
Jul 17, 2013
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Apr 28, 2013
David O'Hara liked Sara Waller's group Astro-biology, Philosophy, Society
Apr 28, 2013
David O'Hara joined Sara Waller's group

Astro-biology, Philosophy, Society

Who should have rights the resources on Mars and elsewhere in the solar system? What signals, if any, should we send into space? If we find a new form of life, what are our obligations to it? This group discusses all questions at the intersection of philosophy, the exploration of space, the origin and distribution of life in the universe, and potential impact of all of these on the public.See More
Feb 23, 2013
David O'Hara joined Peter Dorfman's group

Ethics and Human-Animal Relations

From animal rights to global warming to public health, human use and treatment of animals is among the greatest social issues of our age.  This forum explores the philosophical and policy issues involved in our relation to animals.See More
Feb 23, 2013
David O'Hara is now a member of Public Philosophy Network
Feb 21, 2013

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Sioux Falls, SD
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Augustana College
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Religion, Philosophy and Classics
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Full-Time Faculty Member
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I direct our philosophy program.
Interest in public philosophy? Please be as SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN. Members who answer "yes" or "a lot" will not be approved.
I'm broadly interested in three areas: ecology (especially marine and riparian ecology and related ethical issues; hunting and fishing as ethical and epistemological issues), religion (especially religious experience), and education.

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At 7:00am on September 30, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

Hello Dear,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.

Have a nice day.
Bruno Serra.
At 2:17pm on February 24, 2013, Cori Wong said…

Hi, David! Thanks for joining the Public Philosophy Network (PPN)!  An introductory User Guide can be found under the “About” tab. We hope that you find ways to make the site helpful and supportive of your work and interests. While we welcome all members interested in public philosophy, the particular aim of this site is to help develop and support collaborative projects that include philosophers as partners in research and/or social action projects that in some way contribute a public good and/or further public discussion and deliberation. 

As we build up the site, we are counting on our members to help us make it a success. Please feel free to fill out your personal profile with other information, links, and key words that will help others better understand your interests. Having a robust and fairly accessible profile allows you to use this site to find other philosophers and collaborators for publicly engaged philosophy projects.

There are two ways to become actively involved on the PPN on-line network:  1) The affinity groups provide members with the opportunity to collaborate around a particular issue within public philosophy; 2) The general forums on the main page are intended to foster “metadiscussions” on issues in public philosophy that cut across specific issues—these discussions may focus on practical or philosophical concerns. We are happy that you have already found some affinity groups that seem to match your interests and look forward to your involvement and leadership within them. Don't forget that you can always start your own discussion threads or affinity groups if you have other interests that are not yet represented.

Thanks again for joining the PPN. We look forward to your continued involvement and contributions.


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