Resources for Teaching Philosophy
The following are some resources for teaching philosophy at the university level.
Organizations & Web Resources
American Association of Philosophy Teachers - includes a listserv and newsletter.
UC Berkeley's Teaching Resources - for TAs, not specific to philosophy.
Cornell's Center for Teaching Excellence - lots of tips and ideas for designing courses, not specific to philosophy.
Films - information and study questions to facilitate use of popular
films in philosophy courses, from James Fieser.
Teach Philosophy 101 - a very extensive site.
American Philosophical Association's Teaching Resources page.
Philosophy Resources for Educators - focuses mostly on pre-college teaching of philosophy.
Aesthetics On-Line - numerous links and on-line articles on teaching aesthetics.
Critical Thinking Community - includes essays on teaching critical thinking and many other resources.
Critical Thinking On The Web Teaching Resources - includes articles and links.
NOTE: There are
numerous books on college teaching. The following list is limited to
works at least in part written by or for philosophers.
Clay, Marjorie, ed., Teaching Theory of Knowledge, (Council for Philosophical Studies, 1986). Available online.
- collection of papers, syllabi, etc., resulting from the 1986 NEH Summer Institute on Theory of Knowledge.
Evans, David and
Ioanna Kucuradi, Teaching Philosophy on the Eve of the Twenty-First
Century, (Ankara: International Federation of Philosophical Societies,
- I have no more information on this book.
Gullett, Margaret, ed., The Art and Craft of Teaching, (Harvard University Press, 1984).
- collection of
articles originally intended for TAs at Harvard University; excellent
discussion of the basics. Includes an article by Thomas Kasulis.
Hamlyn, D. W., Being A Philosopher: The History of A Practice, (Routledge, 1992).
- apparently mostly about the history of the teaching of the discipline.
Kasachkoff, Tziporah, ed., In The Socratic Tradition, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).
- collection of articles from the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy; an excellent resource.
Tziporah, ed., Teaching Philosophy: Theoretical Reflections and
Practical Suggestions, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
- collection of articles from the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy.
Kenkmann, Andrea, ed., Teaching Philosophy, (Bloomsbury, 2009).
Markie, Peter J., ed., A Professor's Duties, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994).
- collection of articles dealing with the ethics of college teaching.
Schneewind, J. B., ed., Teaching New Histories of Philosophy, (University Center for Human Values, 2004).
- collection of articles on teaching history of philosophy.
Journals Devoted to Teaching Philosophy
APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy - many issues available on-line.
Teaching Business Ethics
Teaching Philosophy (Dupre Library: B1.T4, 1975-1995)
Teaching Theology and Religion
since 1971, has included a regular section entitled "The Philosopher as
Teacher." (Dupre Library: B1.M461970-1977; Ebscohost)
Selected Journals Devoted to College Teaching in General
Electronic Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Papers on Teaching Philosophy from the 20th World Congress of Philosophy - 20 papers devoted to various topics.