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"Teaching Philosophy as a Way of ______"

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Intended audience

fellow philosophy instructors, those with backgrounds in philosophy


what is philosophy? how do we communicate the nature of philosophy, its value, expertise, methods, & practitioners through our teaching? these talks should expand & challenge how we think of the aims, possibilities, values, & nature of teaching philosophy

Proposal should include

  • Extended abstract outlining proposed framing of teaching philosophy "as a way of _____" (should include some combination of explicit discussion of what philosophy is, the value of it, what constitutes expertise in philosophy, and who philosophy is for/who philosophers are) (500-750 words)

  • Specific, concrete examples of ways to implement proposed framing in the classroom (e.g., assignments, topics, assessments, grading, activities, readings, syllabi) (300-500 words)



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