Teaching Effective Altruism

A few people have asked for my EA syllabus from last term, so I thought I'd share it here with some general reflections.It was a fun class to teach, but I'd do things a bit differently the next time
A few people have asked for my EA syllabus from last term, so I thought I'd share it here with some general reflections.It was a fun class to teach, but I'd do things a bit differently the next time [More]

My Giving Game results

In my Effective Altruism class this past week I've run a "giving game", getting the students, in small groups, to discuss & decide where to donate £100 of my money.  It was quite
In my Effective Altruism class this past week I've run a "giving game", getting the students, in small groups, to discuss & decide where to donate £100 of my money.  It was quite [More]

Expected Value without Expecting Value

I'm currently teaching a class on "Effective Altruism" (vaguely related to this old idea, but based around MacAskill's new book).  One of the most interesting and surprising (to me) results so
I'm currently teaching a class on "Effective Altruism" (vaguely related to this old idea, but based around MacAskill's new book).  One of the most interesting and surprising (to me) results so [More]

Philosophers and their religious practices part 15: A life-affirming Judaism

This is the fifteenth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their
This is the fifteenth installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. In this series of interviews, I ask philosophers about their [More]

Teaching ‘Western Values’ in China

Teaching political theory in Beijing. Human rights and democracy are fine, but no Marxism. And beware the censors…
Teaching political theory in Beijing. Human rights and democracy are fine, but no Marxism. And beware the censors… [More]

CFP: Extended Deadline for APT Conference

THE NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP-CONFERENCE ON TEACHING PHILOSOPHY St. Edward’s University Austin, Texas July 25 - July 29, 2012 Proposals for interactive workshops and panels related to teaching and learning philosophy at any educational level are welcome.
THE NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP-CONFERENCE ON TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
St. Edward’s University
Austin, Texas
July 25 - July 29, 2012

Proposals for interactive workshops and panels related to teaching and learning philosophy at any
educational level are welcome. [More]

Workshop and Conference on Teaching Philosophy

The International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy (IWCTP) is a family-friendly 4 1/2- day conference for philosophy teachers at every educational level.
The International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy (IWCTP) is a family-friendly 4 1/2- day conference for philosophy teachers at every educational level. [More]