Center for Public Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz

Directed by Jonathan Ellis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz.

Founded in November 2015, the Center for Public Philosophy aims to spread philosophy beyond the classroom. Some initiatives engage the public directly in philosophical activities, such as directing Ethics Bowl invitational tournaments and prison education; others apply insights from the history of philosophy to urgent problems of current public concern.

In the near future, the Center for Public Philosophy and the Marc Sanders Foundation will partner to bring philosophy to Silicon Valley, and to produce media for the general public. Visit the Center for Public Philosophy’s website.

Support UCSC: To make a gift contribution in support of UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Public Philosophy, please visit our Contribute Page and select “Particular Program” then “UCSC” from the drop-down menu.

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The Marc Sanders Foundation would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us (e-mail is preferred) about any questions you might have.


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