Welcome to Philosophy in the Public Interest

  • Climate Choices
    Climate Choices

    National Issues Forum: Climate Choice

    Facilitated by: Andrea Houchard, Philosophy in the Public Interest
    2 p.m., Thursday, June 30, free
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Yavapai College, Sedona Center, free

  • Dale Jamieson
    Dale Jamieson

    Climate Ethics: Reason in Dark Times

    Presented by: Dale Jamieson. professor of environmental studies and philosophy, affiliated professor of law, director of the Animal Studies Initiative, New York University. 
    7 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, free
    Museum of Northern Arizona
    A part of the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending The Land Ethic summer institute

  • Linda Hogan
    Linda Hogan

    Earth Speaking

    Presented by: Linda Hogan, internationally recognized author of poetry, fiction, and essays
    7 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, free
    Museum of Northern Arizona
    A part of the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending The Land Ethic summer institute

Upcoming Friends of PPI Events: Summer Seminar Series

Check out the programs held this year: 

Hot Topics Cafés
Special Events
Sedona Salons

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.  

View our calendar of events.

Please stay tuned for upcoming PPI events!



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