IPPL bridges the gap between academic philosophy and the general public.
Its purpose is to cultivate discussions between professional
philosophers and those who have interest in the subject
regardless of experience or credentials. The Institute was
founded on the premise that anyone can do philosophy; that
philosophy relates to day-to-day life; and that philosophical
communities are fun, fulfilling, and essential for democracy.
Through radio, films, blogs, books and magazines, discussions,
and digital archives, IPPL creates a world-wide philosophical
community. Through fellowships and publications, it provides
opportunities for professional and amateur philosophers alike.
It is proving, time and time again, that people like philosophy
and that philosophy is good for people. It aims to show that
despite the tenor of the time, deep thought and philosophical
contemplation can be in vogue.