A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn

A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn

By: Robert B. Talisse (author), Maureen Eckert (author), Tziporah Kasachkoff (contributor), Rosenthal Rosenthal (contributor), Steven M. Cahn (contributor), Peter Markie (contributor), Alan Goldman (contributor), O'Connor O'Connor (contributor), Randall R. Curren (contributor), Professor Norman E. Bowie (contributor)Hardback

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Steven Cahn belongs to that exclusive class of professors who have not only contributed influentially to the leading debates of their discipline, but have also written insightfully about the academic vocation itself. This volume comprises 13 essays, authored by Cahn's colleagues and former students, presented in his honor on the occasion of his 25th year as Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. The chapters focus on topics that have been central to Cahn's philosophical work, such as the teaching of Philosophy, the responsibilities of Philosophy professors, the nature of happiness, and the concept of the good life.

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Robert B. Talisse is associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Maureen Eckert is assistant professor of philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.


Part 1 Introduction Part 2 About Steven M. Cahn Chapter 3 Lessons for Philosophers from Business Ethics Chapter 4 Academic Standards and Constitutive Luck Chapter 5 Meaningful Lives Chapter 6 Teaching Ethics: The Relevance of Empirical Findings in Psychology Chapter 7 The Teaching Profession Chapter 8 Philosophy and its Teaching Chapter 9 Philosophical Humor: Lewis Carroll and Introductory Philosophy Chapter 10 Shake Em' Up: On Teaching Weird or Irrelevant Philosophical Views Chapter 11 Global Norming: An Inconvenient Truth Chapter 12 Intercollegiate Athletics and Educational Values Chapter 13 How to Duck out of Teaching Chapter 14 The Happy Immoralist Chapter 15 Mentoring Part 16 Afterword

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780739122884
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9780739122884
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0739122886

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