Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring 2011
Reading to Learn to Read Philosophy
Given the right sorts of reading assignments, students can learn to read philosophy by reading philosophy. This paper identifies a number of
obstacles to students’ reading philosophy and recommends re-envisioning student-learning outcomes in light of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives and using directed reading assignments that help students achieve them. It describes seven reading assignments in philosophy that emphasize active learning to facilitate students’ learning to read philosophy as they read philosophy.