Welcome to Philosophy in the Public Interest

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Join the discussion on "Is There a Humanitarian Crisis on the Border? If so, What Should be Done?" on the AZ Daily Sun.  Check out the informational handout!
Let us know what you think by participating in our online forum in partnership with the AZ Daily Sun. Here's how! Check out the informational handout

  1. Go to: azdailysun.com.
  2. On the main page, look for the words “Hot Topics Cafe:….” (The words will be toward the top left, below the masthead and above the main photo on the left.)
  3. Click on the words “Hot Topics Cafe...” (This will take you to the page where the forum is hosted
  4. Scroll down past the paragraphs describing the topic.
  5. Click on “Comment Now” in the upper left corner.
  6. Enter the name you want displayed in
  7. Click the “SIGN IN” button just below the display name box.
  8. Type or paste your comment in the box where the cursor appears.
  9. Click the “COMMENT” button.
  10. At that point your comment will be sent to a moderation queue where a member of PPI will approve it. If it doesn’t have curse words and is reasonably civil, your comment will be approved, regardless of the view you express. After it’s approved, your comment will appear on the AZ Daily Sun website as one of the comments with a red tack. Comments are often the basis for follow up news stories and editorials.

Read about our new partnership with the AZ Daily Sun. See how it is working! 

Philosophy in the Public Interest creates opportunities for guided community conversations about topics as timeless as friendship, and as pressing as U.S. immigration policy. These programs create opportunities to gather together, listen with care, speak thoughtfully and respectfully, and learn more about our world, about each other and about ourselves. The mission of Philosophy in the Public Interest is to create opportunities for deliberation and reflection that benefit the people and communities of northern Arizona.  

PPI has been named by the American Philosophical Association and the Philosophy Document Center as the 2013 Winner of the Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs award.

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The Philosophy Department houses Philosophy in the Public Interest, a program for creating opportunities for deliberation and reflection to benefit the people and communities of Northern Arizona.

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