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Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan May 2012

Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan

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Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Things that make you go “what?”, p. 29-49). Book description: In Stephen Colbert's recent commencement address at Princeton University, he told the graduates not to change the world. And on the very first episode of The Colbert Report, he coined the term "truthiness," which means "not what is true, but rather what feels true." (The American Dialect Society subsequently voted "truthiness" 2005 Word of the Year, joining the august ranks of "plutoed," "red state," and "metrosexual.") Stephen Colbert, both the man and his body of work, represents a particularly rich set of philosophical ...


Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose May 2012

Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose

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Roben Torosyan and Marice Rose are contributing authors, "Integrating big questions with real world applications: Models from art history and philosophy", p. 61-70.

Book description: Higher education today is being called on to deliver a new and more powerful kind of education, one that prepares students to be more engaged citizens, better equipped to solve complex problems at work and better prepared to lead meaningful lives individually. To respond to this call, teachers in colleges and universities need to learn how to design more powerful kinds of learning into their courses. In 2003, Dee Fink published a seminal book, Creating ...


The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan May 2012

The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan

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Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Public discourse and the Stewart model of critical thinking", p. 107-120. Book description: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. * Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report * Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way * Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues * Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions ...


Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen May 2012

Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen

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Roben Torosyan is a contributing co-author (with Eileen O'Shea, Tracey Robert and Betsy Bowen), " Spirituality & Professional Collegiality: Espirit de 'Core'", Chapter 5.

Book description: This collection of articles explores how a wide range of academics-- diverse in location, rank and discipline-- understand and express how they deal with spirituality in their professional lives and how they integrate spirituality in teaching, research, administration, and advising. The contributors also analyze the culture of academia and its challenges to the spiritual development of those involved. Twenty chapter authors--from a variety of faith traditions--discuss the ways in which their own beliefs have affected ...