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In this article, the authors examine the common activity of pretending to listen and argue that thinking about it carefully reveals some important insights into the practice of listening more generally. Then the authors turn to the question of pretending to listen in the context of teaching. This is a conceptual and normative study drawing from relevant philosophical literatures.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010
This article draws on the philosophy and educational thought of Aristotle to illuminate characteristics of good listening. Virtue ethics provides a systematic orientation for the analysis of a familiar but underanalyzed phenomenon: good listening. The current project is exploratory and preliminary. The authors have mentioned a few characteristics already patience, tolerance, humility, and various intellectual virtues.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010