The Public Philosophy Journal is designed to re-envision the relationship between the academy and everyday life by creating a public space for accessible but rigorous scholarly discourse on challenging contemporary issues of public concern.The Public Philosophy Journal is a collaborative endeavor between the Department of Philosophy and the Humanities in a Digital…See More
"The MacArthur Foundation, where I work, is starting to think about mass incarceration and how philanthropy can tackle this. Review of the literature and of the landscape has begun and is ongoing. A systems reform approach by MacArthur is…"
"I think of "public" as it is used in "public policy." I believe philosophy must engage public policy and policy makers. Philosophers must contribute to think tanks and engage in policy discussions. We need to…"
I just responded to your post on my discussion about going public. Unfortunately, I replied without first taking a peek at your profile to see what you do professionally. Now that I see that you are with the MacArthur Foundation, I have other questions from another angle. How did you find your way into a private foundation? Assuming that you were trained in philosophy, when did you "leave" the discipline? I know a number of graduate students who want to do philosophical work without talking strictly to other philosophers, but we are often told that we are being trained to go on the job market as philosophers for universities to do research....etc. It seems that doing anything but this, or other options for what one could do, remain undisclosed and under-explored as viable opportunities.