022: Ep18 – Creating Community through Dialogue

Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast

Dr. Chris Long.In this eighteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber interview Dr. Chris Long of Michigan State University on the topic of “Creating Community through Dialogue.” Chris is a co-founder of The Public Philosophy Journal and is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State.

A group of people talking and writing together at the Public Philosophy Journal's 2017 Collaborative Writing Workshop, near South Gull Lake in Michigan.

Photo by Chris Long, 2017.

Logo of the Public Philosophy Journal.Dr. Long’s research has focused on Ancient Greek and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, as in his three books: The Ethics of Ontology: Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy (SUNY 2004), Aristotle On the Nature of Truth (Cambridge 2010), and an enhanced digital book entitled, Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy: Practicing a Politics of Reading (Cambridge 2014). The digital platform of the enhanced digital book enables readers to engage directly with the author in an online community.

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  1. The Public Philosophy Journal’s Web site. Here is an 2015 account of the project.
  2. Information about Dr. Long’s role as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.
  3. Chris Long, Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics (forthcoming, Punctum Books). See also Long’s essay, linked to from his Web site: Chris Long, “Reiner Schürmann: Care of Death,” Philosophy Today 2016 (print) / 2017 (online).



You Tell Me!

For our future “You Tell Me!” segments, Dr. Long proposed the following question in this episode, for which we invite your feedback: “How will you, through living your life intentionally, contribute to enriching the world?” What do you say?

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