Marxist teachers in a capitalist system

apple-88x50Stephen Hicks discusses the role of Marxist teachers working within a capitalist system. From Part 13 of his Philosophy of Education course.

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3 thoughts on “Marxist teachers in a capitalist system

  • March 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Gee, I wonder how much money comrade Hicks has amassed from the sale of his books? Is it “inappropriate”?

  • March 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    As I understand it, Hicks is proposing to indoctrinate the students to believe in his favorite system better than the present system indoctrinates them. I still prefer the more humane capitalist system since the communist systems have murdered millions of good people throughtout history, the record which is being pursued vigorously by Muslims at present.

  • March 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Hi Andy and James:
    A point about rhetorical context. This lecture is part of a series on eight (so far) philosophies of education. I present each from the perspective of that philosophy. That does not mean I endorse it but rather that I am first presenting it clearly and accurately in its own terms.
    My teaching philosophy is that — especially on controversial issues — one must first come to know the strongest arguments for and against each position. Then one is in an informed position both to make up one’s mind and to criticize the positions one disagrees with.
    In this case, I am very much not a Marxist, but in introducing it as a philosophy of education in this lecture my first goal is to present it, not to advocate or criticize it.

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