Graduate School's Community Enhancement Program cordially invites you to attend the book launch event for Dr. Eric Thomas Weber's edited anthology of essays by John Dewey titled 'America's Public Philosopher: Essays on Social Justice, Economics, Education, and the Future of Democracy'.
Dr. Weber is an associate professor of educational policy studies and evaluation at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of 'Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South' (2015) and 'Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue' (2013), among others. He is also an executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America and cohost of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast. His commitment to public scholarship is an example for all intellectuals.
Book Description: "Dewey was a founder of a distinctly American philosophical tradition, pragmatism, and he spoke out widely on the most important questions of his day. He was a progressive thinker whose deep commitment to democracy led him to courageous stances on issues such as war, civil liberties, and racial, class, and gender inequalities. … These essays inspire optimism for the possibility of a more humane public and political culture, in which citizens share in the pursuit of lifelong education through participation in democratic life. America’s Public Philosopher reveals John Dewey as a powerful example for scholars seeking to address a wider audience and a much-needed voice for all readers in search of intellectual and moral leadership."
The event will take place via zoom on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00pm via Zoom. You can register here: https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-mrpz4vH9RlXGVFRnzbIQ-j8LI60BqH
View the flyer for the event here.
For questions, please contact James Lincoln at James.Lincoln@uky.edu.