Public Engagement & Public Writing for Philosophers

Where: Online Event on letsphi.com

When: January 28th, at 5 pm GMT (6 pm CET)

What: Joshua Habgood-Coote (PhD) is a Research Fellow on the GROUNDS project at the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Before that, he was a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Bristol. His research interests include epistemology, collective intentionality, conceptual ethics, practical knowledge and public discourse. Joshua is going to talk to us about his experience in public writing as a philosopher. There are different shapes, formats, functions, audiences, and styles of academic writing.  Joshua is going to help us work out what tools philosophers might need to do different kinds of academic writing, particular short-form, general interest. This kind of writing, which is used by blogs, general newspapers and social media, can help philosophers have a wider impact on society and get the (important) message across faster to bigger audiences. Public engagement and public writing are extremely useful for philosophers in any career path, from the standard academic one to non-academic careers. Register at the link below. We hope to see many of you there! x

As always, the event will be followed up with a networking session where you can get to know your fellow Phiers!