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Marcus Reflects on Teaching in Essay


Russell Marcus
Russell Marcus

“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.

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