May 25th, 2015

Teaching Exercise 01: Kant's Groundwork in Three Charts

I'm returning to this long-unused space to write up a series of teaching exercises. Each of these exercises will be a way of posting up notes on some or another issue related to teaching philosophy--it's a way to have a writeup ready to send a friend or colleague, a way of organizing my thoughts, and--should anyone ever happen to stumble upon these posts--maybe even a way to stir up conversation with others.

This first exercise is a series of charts I've developed for teaching Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. I tend to think visually, and so a) drawing these diagrams helps me explain Kant; and b) these charts end up proving helpful for at least some students (I hope).

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