Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcoming Philosophy Lecture - Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Lucille and Larry Ford Lecture Hall - Dauch 105

You Can't Teach Ethics in School: Ancient Philosophy & Modern Education

A hallmark of liberty is not infringing on people's minds.  A hallmark of bureaucracy is living by code.  What each modern phenomenon shares is the loss of the inner world as a site of education -- the very world needed for ethics.  Ancient philosophy knew better and so made school a thoroughly ethical experience.  In this talk, I discuss the contradictions of teaching ethics in school today.  Is ancient philosophy more reasonable?

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics
Department of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University

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