In Philosophical Apprenticeships, Canadian Ph.D. candidates explore issues in contemporary continental philosophy. The graduate students conducted interviews with leading Canadian philosophers to inform their discussions.
This approach has interesting advantages. As a graduate student in communication, I know that a teacher and a student won’t use the same words to express a same idea. A professor who participated in the project said, “It is always a little disconcerting to see one’s ideas expressed through the formulations and interpretation of another.” This reformulation can sometimes encourage understanding of new or difficult ideas. At its core, Philosophical Apprenticeships is an example of the relationship between student and teacher at the graduate level.
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