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Jason B Simus
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Denton, TX
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Texas A&M University-Commerce
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Department of Literature and Languages
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Interest in public philosophy? Please be as SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN. Members who answer "yes" or "a lot" will not be approved.
I've published articles that can be considered public philosophy, mostly emphasizing the public nature of aesthetic judgments regarding environmental and other public artworks. See my "Environmental Art and Ecological Citizenship" in the journal Environmental Ethics, soon to be reprinted in a volume in environmental aesthetics by Fordham Press.

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At 6:56am 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 1:37pm on June 6, 2013, Sharon M. Meagher said…

Dear Jason:  Thanks for joining the Public Philosophy Network (PPN)!  I see that you've already customized your personal page and joined an affinity group--that's great.  But just in case you might find it helpful, here are a few tips:  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 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. It is also very helpful to add searchable keywords in the interest section of your profile so that others with similar philosophical interests can easily find you.

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 the network! We look forward to your participation!


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