MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library

    What’s the Use of a Teacher?

    Todd, Sharon (2004) What’s the Use of a Teacher? Philosophy of Education Yearbook. pp. 254-257. ISSN 8756-6575

    Download (44kB) | Preview

    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...

    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    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?

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Use; Teacher; Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 8533
    Depositing User: Prof. Sharon Todd
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 11:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Education Yearbook
    Publisher: Philosophy of Education Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page


    Downloads per month over past year

    Origin of downloads