Just teach the facts or teach virtue?

Here is an article by Stanley Fish called ‘Professor, Do Your Job’ which essentially argues that colleges should do only professional instruction, that universities should have nothing to do with educating moral and civic capacities.

Here is a rebuttal piece, arguing that while Fish’s annoyance at the peddling of political ideology from the lectern is justified, he goes too far.  One cannot take the moral and social significance out of education.

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About Kleiner

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.

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