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.
- 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
Philosophy Resources for Educators
- focuses mostly on pre-college teaching of philosophy.
- 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.
Blackburn, Patrick, Tools for Teaching Logic: Third International Congress
, (Springer, 2011).
Cahn, Steven M., Teaching Philosophy: A Guide
, (Routledge, 2018).
Cahn, Steven, et al, ed.s, Philosophers in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching
, (Hackett, 2018)
Callahan, Sidney and Sisela Bok, Ethics Teaching in Higher Education
, (Springer, 1980).
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
, (Ankara: International Federation of Philosophical Societies,
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
, (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.
There was also a series of books on teaching ethics entitled "The
Teaching of Ethics" and published by The Hastings Center around 1980.
It contained roughly a dozen volumes, many specific to a certain area
of applied ethics (e.g., one on teaching ethics in the military, one on
teaching bioethics, etc.).
Journals Devoted to Teaching Philosophy
APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy
- many issues available on-line.
Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis
Discourse: Learning and Teaching Philosophical and Religious Studies
Journal of Business Ethics Education
Teaching Business Ethics
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