"Can Teaching Really Matter?"
Peter B Lawler, ”Academic Questions“ A Publication of The National Association of Scholars Winter 2011 Vol. 24 No. 4 pp. 480-488.
“Legendary teachers are more than interdisciplinary. They have enough confidence in their own ideas to say what they believe, not what an academic discipline demanded.” In that sense, such teachers have no discipline; they refuse to submit to any discipline’s discipline. Neither do they think of themselves as the source of some “creeping enterprise”, but locate themselves within the context of the great tradition of moral and political thought. (NB. I taught history of political philosophy). They certainly don’t think that technology or productivity or citizenship should define what they think and do -- and they didn’t think that techno-change had obliterated or transformed the fundamentally human or existential question”.