CFP: Teaching Core Texts: Gettier Cases: The Teaching Hub at the 2019 Eastern APA

Submission deadline: August 31, 2018

Conference date(s):
January 7, 2019 - January 10, 2019

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Conference Venue:

American Association of Philosophy Teachers
New York, United States

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The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) seek panelists for a session on teaching Edmund Gettier’s “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?” at the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the Eastern Divisional Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in New York City, January 7-January 10, 2019.

We envision three or four different presentations on interesting or innovative approaches to teaching the Gettier problem in undergraduate classes.  We hope to focus discussion mainly on pedagogy, including questions both about how best to teach this topic and about whether we should be teaching it at all.  We may also be interested in presentations about the content of Gettier’s article, especially if they are tied to conversations about teaching. We encourage critical approaches to teaching the Gettier problem that may challenge us to think about why and how we teach canonical texts.  

Consistent with the ethos of the AAPT, we expect presentations to be short, maybe twenty-to-thirty minutes, engendering the sharing of ideas about different ways to teach the text among participants.  We will appreciate proposals which include concrete ideas about how to make the session interactive.


Proposals of no more than 500 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to Russell Marcus at by August 31, 2018.  Please include a brief explanation of both your approach to teaching the core text and your experiences doing so. Supporting material, such as syllabi, handouts, or a CV, is also welcome. We are interested in ensuring representation of a range of voices.  We expect to select presenters by September 30, 2018.

The AAPT/APA Teaching Hub is a set of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings.  Jointly organized by the APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hubs, please check out the AAPT website here.

See also our Facebook page and the CTP website. For more specific information about the Teaching Hub at the Eastern APA meeting in New York, NY, please contact divisional Teaching Hub co-chairs(s) Russell Marcus ( or Alexandra Bradner.

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