Ivan Illich (1926-2002) was a one-time Catholic priest, Austrian philosopher, and anarchist social critic of various forms of professional authority. H…
The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices. Sean Steel. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014. Aimed at pr…
Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: A Practical Guide for Education Philosophy Courses. Sean Steel. New York: Peter Lang, 2018. Teacher Educat…
In the past several essays, I have reviewed some of the twentieth and twentieth-first century great thinkers as teachers: Eric Voegelin, Ellis Sandoz, …
In the past couple of essays, I have looked at Leo Strauss and Harvey Mansfield as teachers in a climate of positivism, relativism, and academic medioc…
In my last essay, I wrote about Leo Strauss’ defense of liberal education as a possible antidote to the narrowness of specialization of knowledge and t…
So far I have examined a set of thinkers that could be classified in the same school of thought as “Voegelinian”: Eric Voegelin, Ellis Sandoz, Gerhart …
In my last essay I wrote about Gerhart Niemeyer who sought to avoid indoctrinating his students in order for them to pursue the true, the beautiful, an…
In my previous essays about teaching in an age of ideology, I had looked at two teachers – Eric Voegelin and Ellis Sandoz – who sought to clear the ide…
In my previous essay about Eric Voegelin, I wrote how Voegelin became a model of thinking devoid of ideological rant in the student’s quest for the tru…
In my last essay about teaching in an age of ideology, I proposed that one needs to illuminate to students about how to live according to the true, the…
What does it mean to teach in an age of ideology? At first glance, especially for conservatives, the answer appears to be obvious: to advocate for cons…