Teaching Core Texts: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

part of: The Teaching Hub at the 2020 Eastern Divisional Meeting of the American Philosophical Association
January 8, 2020, 9:00am - 10:00am
APA Eastern Division

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Teaching Core Texts: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) seek panelists for a session on teaching Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, at the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2020 APA Eastern Division meeting, January 8–January 11, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA.

We envision approximately three different presentations on interesting or innovative approaches to teaching Aristotle’s work. We hope to focus discussion mainly on pedagogy but would be interested in various approaches to content, if they are tied to conversations about teaching. We also encourage critical approaches to teaching Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 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 20 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.

Submissions: Proposals of no more than 500 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to Fritz McDonald, fritzjmcdonald@oakland.edu, by July 15, 2019. Use the subject line “APA/AAPT Aristotle.” Please include a brief explanation of both your approach to teaching the core text and your experiences doing so. Supporting material, such as syllabi or handouts, is also welcome. We are interested in ensuring representation of a range of voices. We expect to select presenters by early August.

Submit Proposals to: Fritz McDonald, fritzjmcdonald@oakland.edu

Email Subject Line: APA/AAPT Aristotle

Deadline for Proposals: 7/15/2019.

Selection of Presenters: Early August

If you have any questions about the session, please feel free to contact Fritz McDonald (fritzjmcdonald@oakland.edu).

The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series 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 and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, 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 though graduate school.

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