Teaching about Politics as a Vocation

"Teaching about Politics as a Vocation." Eds. Sidney Hook et al. The Ethics of Teaching and Scientific Research. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus, 1977.

How may a teacher of politics explore with his students the fundamental commitments, or “values,” of the regime, while remaining faithful to his obligation to be “scientific” and objective? Diamond examines that question and other ethical dilemmas of teaching politics, in this chapter prepared for The Ethics of Teaching and Scientific Research, eds. Sidney Hook et al.

Portions of this essay appear in “On the Study of Politics in a Liberal Education.”

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