Ethics professor to speak on ‘You Can’t Teach Ethics in School’

The Ashland University Department of Philosophy, in conjunction with the Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau, will host a lecture by Dr. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Beamer-Schneider professor in ethics from Case Western Reserve University on Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Lucille and Larry Ford Lecture Hall (Dauch 105) in the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Bendik-Keymer will speak on “You Can’t Teach Ethics in School: Ancient Philosophy & Modern Education.” The event is free and open to the public.

According to Bendik-Keymer, one hallmark of liberty is not infringing on people’s minds, while a hallmark of bureaucracy is living by code.

“What each modern phenomenon shares is the loss of the inner world as a site of education — the very world needed for ethics,” he said. “Ancient philosophy knew better and so made school a thoroughly ethical experience. In this talk, I discuss the contradictions of teaching ethics in school today. Is ancient philosophy more reasonable?”

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Posted on September 21, 2011, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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