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Reflections of a Philosophy Teacher is one of those books desperately needed by society today. Joey Carter not only captures major concerns of his students, he also summarizes and questions them - unpacking core issues that should concern everyMoreReflections of a Philosophy Teacher is one of those books desperately needed by society today. Joey Carter not only captures major concerns of his students, he also summarizes and questions them - unpacking core issues that should concern every citizen. Carter is on the front lines of what can only be considered a battle for ideologies among young adults. But he is not only on the front lines of pedagogy- he is battling the impulsive, thoughtlessness that is gradually consuming our country. Reflections includes real discussions from both face-to-face and online classroom situations. You will see how students are presenting their arguments and what they seem to believe. There are also lecture summaries of the arts, ethics, politics, and metaphysics. Science is confronted and found wanting. Metaphysics is tackled, and the reality of existence is pursued. World religions are summarized in plain language, so that any student can at least become familiar with the foundations of all the major religions. Outside the classroom, you will see that Carters philosophical approach does not end with the students. Everything is questioned - both inside and outside of the classroom -- and an attempt to find the most accurate conclusion, and perspective, is made. The potential right path is proposed in every instance. Chapters include titles such as, Civility Rights Activism, Online Forum Craziness, and Whats the Big Deal? The modern ethical thinking of young adults is addressed, with numerous quotes from students. Thinking and debating the issues are in full play throughout the book. If you want to get an up-close and personal view of front-line community college philosophy, this is the book for you.