This study develops the novel conception of philosophy as diplomacy, with two main objectives in view. The first is to help integrate the languages, concepts, and methods of ethics and socio-political philosophy with those of political science, sociology and social psychology, technology, institutions, business studies, and the policy-making community in a manner that is reasonably accessible to the general public. The second is to outline an approach for dealing with a wide range of current policy-making problems in a politically sound and morally sensitive manner.
A. Pablo Iannone is professor of philosophy at Central Connecticut State University. His other philosophical publications include four books: Philosophy as Diplomacy: Essays in Ethics and Policy Making; Through Time and Culture: Introductory Readings in Philosophy; Contemporary Moral Controversies in Business; and Contemporary Moral Controversies in Technology.