Title of Work
Engaged Philosophy: Showcasing Philosopher-Activists Working with the Media, Community Groups, Political Groups, Prisons, and Students
By drawing on a selection of interviews from the website Engaged Philosophy, this paper highlights thework of philosopher-activists within their classrooms and communities. These philosophers have steppedout of the ivory towers and work directly with media, community and political groups, people in prison, orto encourage their students to engage in activist projects. The variety of approaches presented here showsthe many ways philosophically inspired activism can give voice to those who are marginalized, shine a lighton injustices, expose the root of social problems, and empower others to seek solutions. This work showsthe relevance of philosophy to practical problems and the powerful effects it can have in the world.
Hawthorne, Susan; Ilea, Ramona; and Janzen, Monica, "Engaged Philosophy: Showcasing Philosopher-Activists Working with the Media, Community Groups, Political Groups, Prisons, and Students" (2020). Philosophy Faculty Scholarship. 10.