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What’s the Use of a Teacher?
Todd, Sharon
Most of us have experienced at some time that dreadful feeling of being used. No more than a pawn in another’s strategic game, we feel manipulated, taken advantage of, and somehow betrayed. It is as if in being used we are no longer subjects, but objects of someone else’s will and intent. When others use us as means to their ends, we feel there is no shared moral ground, no intersubjective possibility; it is as if our very sense of who we are vanishes into the instrumentality by which the other defines us. Paradigmatic of immorality, then, why is using others at all useful to education?
Keyword(s): Use; Teacher; Education
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Todd, Sharon (2004) What’s the Use of a Teacher? Philosophy of Education Yearbook. pp. 254-257. ISSN 8756-6575
Publisher(s): Philosophy of Education Society
File Format(s): other
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First Indexed: 2020-04-02 06:29:00 Last Updated: 2020-04-02 06:29:00