Tag Archives: Philosophy

Motivating the Problem of Evil

“Should everything you read be fun?” Students have trouble caring about the traditional Problem of Evil: whether God should have created an evil-free universe. And while discussions of free will do pique their interest, they distract from the truly motivating … Continue reading

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Sample Philosophy Essay Prezi for Teaching Essay-Writing

A really nice sample essay Prezi you can use in your class: Linky It explains a sample that includes exegesis and evaluation and focuses on the things students seem to miss most: that the introduction should be about the essay … Continue reading

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Soul Mates and Metaphysics

I like the phrase, “Pave a Path” for thinking about teaching, and when it comes time to talk about metaphysics, there’s a particular discussion that allows students to see a connection between what we’re doing in the classroom and what … Continue reading

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Filling the Chalkboard

Why “Filling the Chalkboard”? Because the chalkboard is the space between that particular teacher and those particular students. There’s a singularity there that exists in the union of the space and the people that is pedagogy unfolding, and that’s something … Continue reading

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“Me teaching monads to you is like you teaching your parents about flashmobs.”

“Me teaching Monads to you is like you teaching your parents about flashmobs.” When I said this during office hours, I realized I’d finally found a way to teach about monads. 1. Leibnizian Metaphysics According to Gottfried Leibniz, there is … Continue reading

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