Welcome to Philosophy in the Public Interest

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Philosophy and Film
Hot Topics Cafés
Sedona Salons
Special Events 

The central mission of PPI is to provide forums for the public to do philosophy with the guidance of trained philosophers. PPI creates opportunities for members of the community beyond the university to engage in careful, reasoned discussion with one another about topics of deep concern. There are too few spaces for thinking diligently and engaging in deep conversation with others. By providing such spaces, PPI fills a unique and necessary role in the Flagstaff community. Our discussions are framed by philosopher-facilitators so that the discussions yield thoughtful exchanges from multiple perspectives.  


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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.