A Professor's Duties
Ethical Issues in College Teaching
Professors, administrators, and trustees talk a lot about education but give little attention to teaching, especially at major research universities. In A Professor's Duties, the distinguished philosopher Peter J. Markie adds to the expanding discussion of the ethics of college teaching. Part One concentrates on the obligations of individual professors, primarily with regard to issues about what and how to teach. Part Two expands Professor Markie's views by providing a selection of the most significant previously published writings on the ethics of college teaching.
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All of us who make a living by teaching can benefit from Markie's lucid analyses. I especially recommend the book as a catalyst for departmental and campuswide discussions of our responsibilities as teachers..... A valuable contribution to a topic urgently needing attention in academia today. Markie's wide-ranging survey is an excellent study of professorial duties.....--Robert Audi, University of Nebraska Higher education would be well served if all faculty read this monograph....[Markie] challenges us as individual faculty.....--Milton D. Glick, Arizona State University Peter Markie has written an excellent monograph on academic ethics and combined it with a collection of challenging articles. The result is a book that provides everything one needs to start thinking about this timely subject.....--James Rachels, author of Elements of Moral Philosophy Peter Markie presents a lucid and provocative analysis of the obligations of a professor, not hesitating to take (and defend) stands where he deems it appropriate, and supplementing his own account with a balanced set of essays by others.....--Robert L. Holmes, University of Rochester