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Philosophy becoming practical

Started Jun 21, 2014 0 Replies

 I want to share with the Public Philosophy Network a draft statement that I wrote for the Long Island Progressive Coalition. It is drawn from my effort to apply my understanding of American…Continue


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Philosophy becoming practical

 I want to share with the Public Philosophy Network a draft statement that I wrote for the Long Island Progressive Coalition. It is drawn from my effort to apply my understanding of American Pragmatism and the thought of Albert Camus to the practical task of guiding concrete political objectives, strategies and tactics of a grassroots political organization. I welcome discussion of this "world view statement.Progressive World View of the Long Island Progressive CoalitionWe are committed to…See More
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"Founding Chair of LIPC (1979). Public elections financing, health care, opposition to TPP, universal preK, building LI progressive network."
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LIU/Post; Long Island Progressive Coalition/Citizen Action of New York
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Emeritus Professor
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Yes. Political metaphysics and social action. I am particularly interested in the ability of philosophy to contribute to effective systemic social change. And that has meant the effort to draw upon philosophy to create a progressive vision and to contribute to the creation of institutions that can carry that vision into concrete and effective programmatic action.

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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 7:19pm on March 11, 2013, Cori Wong said…

Hi, David!

Thanks for joining the Public Philosophy Network (PPN)!  Here are some tips to get you oriented to the network:

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. We strongly encourage you to upload a photo on your profile page and to complete your profile so that other members with similar interests can network with you. Having a robust and fairly accessible profile allows you to use this site to find other philosophers and collaborators for publicly engaged philosophy projects. We recommend adding more key words to your interests so that you come up when members search for others who share their interests.

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. If your interests aren’t yet represented, you can also start an affinity group or add a thread to a general discussion forum.

Thanks again for joining. We look forward to your participation and contributions!


At 10:07am on March 10, 2013, Sharon M. Meagher said…
David: thanks so much for attending the SAAP session and then logging on! More later when I get home. Sharon

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