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1. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 1 > Issue: 1
Antony Flew Issues in Teaching Contemporary Ethics
2. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 20 > Issue: 1
Laurence D. Houlgate Ethics in Thought and Action: Social and Professional Perspectives
3. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 30 > Issue: 4
Richard Polt Recent Translations of the Republic
4. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 31 > Issue: 3
John Immerwahr
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A review, with recommendations, of Jonathan Bennett’s “translations” of classical early modern texts into language more accessible to undergraduates.
5. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1
Jessica Logue Recent Texts and Readers in Philosophy of Art
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Below I will review a number of recent publications in philosophy of art and aesthetics. Since aestheticians and philosophers of art currently have a wide selection of texts available to them that would be appropriate for instructional use, it seems useful to evaluate some of these recent texts. The texts I have chosen to review vary in style, organization, and type. Because there are so many ways one could teach an aesthetics or philosophy of art course, it is useful to pursue a diversity of content in assessing some of the more recent offerings in the discipline.
6. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 32 > Issue: 2
John Immerwahr In Socrates’ Wake,
7. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 32 > Issue: 2
Ruth Poproski Teach Philosophy 101,
8. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 32 > Issue: 3
Edmund F. Byrne Just War Theory and Peace Studies
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Scholarly critiques of the just war tradition have grown in number and sophistication in recent years to the point that available publications now provide the basis for a more philosophically challenging Peace Studies course. Focusing on just a few works published in the past several years, this review explores how professional philosophers are reclaiming the terrain long dominated by the approach of political scientist Michael Walzer. On center stage are British philosopher David Rodin’s critique of the self-defensejustification for war and American philosopher Andrew Fiala’s skeptical assessment of the just war tradition in its entirety. Also considered is a collection of more narrowly focused critiques by philosophers and some highly relevant extra-philosophical studies regarding the social interconnections between authority and violence.
9. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 32 > Issue: 3
Matthew H. Slater Recent Texts in Metaphysics
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A teacher of analytic metaphysics faces a bewildering array of textbook and anthology options. Which should one choose? Thisdepends, of course, on one’s course and goals as instructor. This comparative book review will survey several options—both longstanding and recent to press—from a pedagogical perspective. The options are not exclusive. Many are natural complements and would work nicely with other collections or single-author texts. I shall focus my attention here on six texts (in this order): two textbooks, one by Peter van Inwagen and one by Michael Jubien, two anthologies of previously published papers (one edited by van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman, another by Michael Loux), a collection of new paired “pro-and-con” essays assembled by Ted Sider, John Hawthorne, and Dean Zimmerman, and finally a hybrid text/anthology by Helen Beebee and Julian Dodd.
10. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 33 > Issue: 1
W. Russ Payne Recent Texts in the Philosophy of Science
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Given the significance of developments in the philosophy of science over the course of the twentieth century and their centrality to philosophy in general, the appeal of teaching the philosophy of science at the introductory level is compelling. But given the abstract and sometimes technical nature of its problems and approaches, teaching this curriculum at the introductory level is bound to be challenging. This challenge has been admirably taken on by a number of authorsin recent years. In this article I will examine four recent introductory texts in the philosophy of science. While the philosophy of science has a fairly stable core curriculum, we will find that it admits of a variety of approaches.