Teaching Philosophy

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Andrea Kenkmann
A&C Black, Apr 19, 2009 - Philosophy - 218 pages

In the current academic climate, teaching is often seen as secondary to research. Teaching Philosophy seeks to bring teaching philosophy higher on the academic agenda. An international team of contributors, all of whom share the view that philosophy is a subject that can transform students, offers practical guidance and advice for teachers of philosophy. The book suggests ways in which the teaching of philosophy at undergraduate level might be facilitated. Some of the essays place the emphasis on individual self discovery, others focus on the wider political context, many offer practical ideas for enhancing the teaching of philosophy through exercises that engage students in often unconventional ways. The integration of students' views on teaching provides a necessary reminder that teaching is not a one-way process, but a project that will ultimately succeed through cooperation and a shared sense of achievement amongst participants. This thoughtful and important book emphasises the responsibility of the philosophy teacher towards his or her students and to society in general.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Or Knowledge Does Not Keep Any Better Than Fish
5
Or What Do Philosophers Teach?
23
3 Why Teach Philosophy?
38
Student Interlude I
55
Student Interlude II
97
Student Interlude III
153
Select Bibliography
212
Index
215
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Andrea Kenkmann has a PhD in philosophy from the University of East Anglia, UK, and has taught at the Universities of East Anglia and Hertfordshire, UK.

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