Marcus Reflects on Teaching in Essay
“Teaching as a Humanism,” by Associate Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus, is included in Philosophers in the Classroom, a collection of essays from award-winning philosophy teachers. The essay appears in a section on “Teaching the Teacher” in the recently published volume from Hackett Publishing Company.
Marcus describes the essay as a reflection on his earliest years of teaching, and “something of a paean to [his] father, Joel Marcus,” a mathematics teacher in New York City public high schools, and now community colleges, since 1961.
The essay also served as the basis of a talk Marcus presented last fall as part of Hamilton’s “Why I Teach” series.