Using Bernard Williams' ethics/morality distinction, I argue that the ethics of teaching concerns the relation between the teaching life and the good life, connecting the question "why teach?" with the question "how should I live?" The modern dichotomy between self-interest and altruism leads us to neglect the flourishing of the teacher. We must transcend this moral myopia to ask: Why is the practice of teaching worth putting at the center of my life? How does teaching put me in touch with the goods I prize most? How does tending to the growth of others nourish my own growth?
|Translated title of the contribution||The teacher's happiness|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Padagogik|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health