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    Body Worlds is a hugely popular exhibition that claims to offer a reverential and educational experience of the ‘real human body’ through the display of plastinated dead human bodies. However, because they are posed, staged, and composed of significant nonhuman artifice, plastinates are ambivalently ‘real’ as human bodies, let alone ‘real’ as humans. Plastinates are as much nonhuman as human, and neither category fully accounts for them. In this article, I discuss the consequences of this for fe…Read more
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    Diversity Is Not Enough: The Importance of Inclusive Pedagogy
    with Melissa Jacquart, Kevin Hermberg, and Stephen Bloch-Schulman
    Teaching Philosophy 42 (2): 107-139. 2019.
    In philosophy, much attention has rightly been paid to the need to diversify teaching with regard to who teaches, who is taught, and which authors and questions are the focus of study. Less attention, however, has been paid to inclusive pedagogy—the teaching methods that are used, and how they can make or fail to make classes as accessible as possible to the diverse students who enter them. By drawing on experiences from our own teaching as well as research on student-centered, inclusive best pr…Read more
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    Learning to Love Wisdom: Teaching Plato's Symposium to Introductory Students
    American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy 2 28-43. 2016.
    In this essay, I examine how Plato’s Symposium can be helpful for teachers who are interested in encouraging introductory students to develop a sense of wonder in their early encounters with philosophical texts. Plato’s work is helpful, I argue, in two ways. First, as teachers of philosophy, the Symposium contains important pedagogical lessons for us about the roles of creativity and affectivity in philosophical pedagogy. Second, the dialogue lends itself well to the pedagogical methods that Pla…Read more
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    Diversity Is Not Enough: The Importance of Inclusive Pedagogy
    with Melissa Jacquart, Kevin Hermberg, and Stephen Bloch-Schulman
    Teaching Philosophy 42 (2): 107-139. 2019.
    In philosophy, much attention has rightly been paid to the need to diversify teaching with regard to who teaches, who is taught, and which authors and questions are the focus of study. Less attention, however, has been paid to inclusive pedagogy—the teaching methods that are used, and how they can make or fail to make classes as accessible as possible to the diverse students who enter them. By drawing on experiences from our own teaching as well as research on student-centered, inclusive best pr…Read more
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    Healing relationships and the existential philosophy of Martin Buber
    with John G. Scott, William L. Miller, Kurt C. Stange, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 4 11-. 2009.
    The dominant unspoken philosophical basis of medical care in the United States is a form of Cartesian reductionism that views the body as a machine and medical professionals as technicians whose job is to repair that machine. The purpose of this paper is to advocate for an alternative philosophy of medicine based on the concept of healing relationships between clinicians and patients. This is accomplished first by exploring the ethical and philosophical work of Pellegrino and Thomasma and then b…Read more