Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
3-4:30pmLucille 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?
Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics
Department of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University