Teaching philosophy

I do not only teach philosophy, there is also a philosophy of teaching underlying of what I am doing. It is based on the idea that philosophy is something very practical and useful. Doing philosophy means to train certain general skills and to learn specific methods: reading and understanding difficult texts; reconstructing and representing arguments; criticizing and improving arguments and positions; clarifying ideas; social learning through mutual criticism and support; reflecting on one's own conditions and limitations of understanding; productive self-criticism; clear thinking.

Michael H.G. Hoffmann