Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy

By: Andrea Kenkmann (editor)Paperback

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This book addresses the complex issues involved in teaching philosophy at undergraduate level. 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.

About Author

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.


Introduction; 1. Gillian Howie (Univeristy of Liverpool,UK): 'The Scheme of Mass Education: philosophy in context'; 2. Michael McGhee University of Liverpool, UK): 'On wisdom and virtue: what do philosophers teach?'; 3. Phil Hutchinson & Michael Loughlin (Manchester Metropolitan University,UK) 'Why teach philosophy?' Student Interlude; 4. Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University, USA) 'Philosophy as self-knowledge and self-cultivation. An embodied approach.'; 5. William Edelglass (Colby College, USA) 'Embodiment, Affectivity and the Practice of Philosophy'; 6. Drew Leder (Loyola College, USA) 'Escaping the Cave: Experiential Learning in the Classroom, Community, and Correctional Institutions'; 7. Maya Levanon (National Louis University, USA) 'Pedagogy of recovery' Student Interlude; 8. Rupert Read & Matt Lavery (University of East Anglia, UK) 'Philosophy is/as the power of words'; 9. Panayiota Vassilopoulou (University of Liverpool, UK) 'Teaching philosophy through metaphors'; 10. Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire, UK) 'Feeling the Force of the Argument' Student Interlude; 11. Finn Hansen (Danish University of Education, Denmark) 'Philosophical practices as a Community of Wonder in education and educational guidance'; 12. Maughn Gregory (Montclaire State University, USA) & Megan Laverty (Columbia University, USA) 'Philosophy, Wisdom, Education'; 13. Christopher Cowley (University College Dublin, Ireland) 'Philosophy and the real word'.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847062444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781847062444
  • ISBN10: 184706244X

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