Teaching Philosophy 22 (1):41-52 (1999)

This paper addresses the indifference of students in higher education to the importance of self-reflection. As the economic justifications for higher education lose their hold, students display an absence of reasons for getting a college degree. The result of this, their indifference to the task of self-reflection, cannot be tackled from a perspective that presupposes the importance of self-reflection . Instead, the author holds that students need texts that demonstrate the path to self-reflection. Turning to literary texts, the author discusses why stories are so capable of speaking to and moving students on a personal level. The author concludes by presenting a number of texts from a course he designed and explaining their philosophical role in the course
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DOI 10.5840/teachphil19992214
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