Introducing The Pebble and Call for Public Philosophy

UPDATED: PEA Soup today introduces a new segment, The Pebble. Adam Patterson, who will run this feature, writes:

It will feature short pieces (max 1000 words) of public philosophy. Pieces submitted should be accessibly written by philosophers and grapple with topics of broad, public concern in the area of politics, ethics, and academia. For example, submissions may (but need not) fall full under headings like:

  • Philosophers Argument Check

Pieces that fall under this category involve philosophers presenting, clarifying, and/or evaluating arguments presented in popular, public forums—newspapers, blogs, social media, etc.

  • The Ethics of Grading

Pieces that fall under this category involve philosophers presenting arguments for some considered view concerning the ethics of grading policies and practices.

  • Popularize This

Pieces that fall under this category involve philosophers attempting to expose topics in academic philosophy to a broader audience.

The aim of The Pebble is for philosophers to have a place to find and submit short, high quality-works of public philosophy and to serve as a venue for hosting such works in lieu of social media.

The Pebble will be moderated and edited by Adam Patterson. Please send your pieces for consideration to thepebble.submissions@gmail.com with the subject line ‘The Pebble: Submission’.