Teaching Philosophy

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Teaching Philosophy  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) Teach. Philos.
Discipline Philosophy, education
Language English
Edited by Michael Cholbi
Publication details
Publisher Philosophy Documentation Center
Publication history 1975–present
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0145-5788 (print)
2153-6619 (web)
LCCN 76-649637
OCLC number 2773264

Teaching Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the practical and theoretical discussion of teaching and learning philosophy, that is philosophy education. The journal was established in 1975 by Arnold Wilson, and has published over 2,500 articles and reviews in this field. Published contributors include philosophers from a range of backgrounds and orientations, including Norman Bowie, Myles Brand, Peter Caws, Angela Davis, Daniel Dennett, Alasdair MacIntyre, Rosalind Ladd, Michael Pritchard, Anita Silvers, and Robert C. Solomon. It is published quarterly on behalf of the Teaching Philosophy Association by the Philosophy Documentation Center. Members of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization have online access to Teaching Philosophy as a benefit of membership.

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Topics that are frequently covered include:

  • Teaching methods and the use of new instructional material
  • Experimental and interdisciplinary courses with philosophical content
  • Evaluation of teaching and assessment of learning in philosophy
  • Critical examination of pedagogical problems
  • Reviews of books, software, instructional media, and Web-based resources


Teaching Philosophy is abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Premier, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Contents Pages in Education, Education Research Index, Expanded Academic ASAP, FRANCIS, Google Scholar, Index Philosophicus, InfoTrac OneFile, International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, International Philosophical Bibliography, MLA International Bibliography, Periodicals Index Online, Philosopher's Index, Philosophy Research Index, PhilPapers, and TOC Premier.


The following articles have received the biennial 'Mark Lenssen Prize for Publishing on Teaching Philosophy' from the American Association of Philosophy Teachers ([1]):

  • John Rudisill, "The Transition from Studying Philosophy to Doing Philosophy", Vol.34, Nr.3 (September 2011), pp.241-271.[2]
  • Daryl Close, "Fair Grades", Vol.32, Nr. 4 (December 2009), pp. 361–398.[3]
  • David W. Concepción, "Reading Philosophy with Background Knowledge and Metacognition", Vol.27, Nr.4 (December 2004), pp.351–368.[4]
  • James Campbell, "The Ambivalence toward Teaching in the Early Years of the American Philosophical Association", Vol.25, Nr.1 (March 2002), pp.53–68. [5]
  • Deborah Barnbaum, "Teaching Empathy in Medical Ethics: The Use of Lottery Assignments", Vol.24, Nr.1 (March 2001), pp.63–75.[6]

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