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J. Britt Holbrook
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Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective

Started Mar 28, 2013 0 Replies

Two graduate students associated with the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity at the University of North Texas (Kelli Barr and Wenlong LU) posted a …Continue

Who should count as a philosophic peer?

Started Dec 10, 2012 0 Replies

We raise this issue in a piece published in Inside Higher Ed this…Continue

The future of philosophy -- public or 'anti-intellectual'?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher L. Moore Dec 17, 2011. 11 Replies

The Leiter Report features an entry discussing two recently published articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the future of philosophy:…Continue

Kitcher's recent Metaphilosophy article -- "Philosophy: Inside Out"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Littmann Mar 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Has anyone here read it? I blogged about it…Continue


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University of North Texas, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
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Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity
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In the 19th and 20th centuries, philosophy became professionalized. I am interested in making the profession of philosophy more philosophical.

J. Britt Holbrook's Blog

Taking Philosophy into the Field Workshop

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Hello, public philosophers. I'm part of the team that's running the workshop on 'Taking Philosophy into the Field' on Friday morning during the upcoming PPN meeting in Atlanta on March 14-16.

In case anyone wants to get a head start on thinking through some of the issues we'll be addressing at the workshop, I invite you to participate in the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective discussion of our recent article…


Engaging Public Policy

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:17am 0 Comments

Philosophers ought to be interested in the Research Works Act, a bill currently before Congress.

Going public in newspapers

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

10-step advice.

Public philosophy in Slate

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Click here to find a new article in Slate Magazine that discusses ethical and policy concerns over new technologies, advertisements, and you.

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