A Teacher’s Life
Essays for Steven M. Cahn
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Steven M. Cahn belongs to that exclusive class of professors who have not only contributed influentially to the leading debates of their discipline, but have also written insightfully about the academic vocation itself. This volume comprises thirteen essays, authored by Cahn's colleagues and former students, presented in his honor on the occasion of his twenty-fifth year as professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. The essays focus on topics that have been central to Cahn's philosophical work, such as the teaching of philosophy, the responsibilities of philosophy professors, the nature of happiness, and the concept of the good life. CONTRIBUTORS: Norman Bowie, Steven M. Cahn, Randall Curren, Maureen Eckert, Alan Goldman, Tziporah Kasachkoff, Peter Markie, John O'Connor, David Rosenthal, David Shatz, George Sher, Robert Simon, Douglas Stalker, Robert B. Talisse, Christine Vitrano
ROBERT B. TALISSE is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
MAUREEN ECKERT is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
"This is a splendid collection, one that exhibits both the great variety and underlying unity of the philosophical and educational issues that have drawn Steven M. Cahn's attention throughout his career. His distinguished contributions to the field of philosophy, to the institutions that preserve and foster humanistic inquiry, and to higher education as a whole are truly remarkable. This book reflects Cahn's scholarly interests and his moral and practical concerns. It will provide pleasure and instruction to professional philosophers and, indeed, to anyone seriously interested in the well-being of the academy."
- KAREN HANSON, former Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Minnesota