A Teacher's Life

A Teacher's Life : Essays for Steven M. Cahn

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Steven Cahn belongs to that exclusive class of professors who have not only contributed influentially to the leading debates of their discipline, but have also written insightfully about the academic vocation itself. This volume comprises 13 essays, authored by Cahn's colleagues and former students, presented in his honor on the occasion of his 25th year as Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. The chapters focus on topics that have been central to Cahn's philosophical work, such as the teaching of Philosophy, the responsibilities of Philosophy professors, the nature of happiness, and the concept of the good life.show more

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  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739122886
  • 9780739122884

About Robert B. Talisse

Robert B. Talisse is associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Maureen Eckert is assistant professor of philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.show more

Review quote

This is a splendid collection, one that exhibits both the great variety and underlying unity of the philosophical and educational issues that have drawn Steve Cahn's attention throughout his career. His distinguished contributions to the field of philosophy, to the institutions that preserve and foster humanistic inquiry, and to higher education as a whole are truly remarkable. This book reflects Cahn's scholarly interests and his moral and practical concerns. It will provide pleasure and instruction to professional philosophers and, indeed, to anyone seriously interested in the well-being of the academy. -- Karen Hanson, Indiana Universityshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 About Steven M. Cahn Chapter 3 Lessons for Philosophers from Business Ethics Chapter 4 Academic Standards and Constitutive Luck Chapter 5 Meaningful Lives Chapter 6 Teaching Ethics: The Relevance of Empirical Findings in Psychology Chapter 7 The Teaching Profession Chapter 8 Philosophy and its Teaching Chapter 9 Philosophical Humor: Lewis Carroll and Introductory Philosophy Chapter 10 Shake Em' Up: On Teaching Weird or Irrelevant Philosophical Views Chapter 11 Global Norming: An Inconvenient Truth Chapter 12 Intercollegiate Athletics and Educational Values Chapter 13 How to Duck out of Teaching Chapter 14 The Happy Immoralist Chapter 15 Mentoring Part 16 Afterwordshow more