The Centre for Engaged Philosophy

Historically, philosophers have been deeply involved in public affairs and the social issues of the day. However, in the past century philosophy has generally shunned such involvement, creating an intellectual culture of isolated reflection. Even those pursuing “applied philosophy” have tended to write largely for other philosophers about the important topics they discuss, rather than working with those outside philosophy who are grappling with these issues. Sheffield’s Centre for Engaged Philosophy aims to return to the earlier vision by engaging philosophy deeply in the problems of our time, with the question of how to build a better future, and with people both inside and outside academia.

University of Sheffield