Can you get your students to sing about philosophy? Sara Bernstein, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, can. With a little incentive, her students at Notre Dame (and before that, at Duke) have belted out some surprisingly sophisticated philosophical covers of popular songs.
Here’s the extra-credit assignment from her “Reality: The Big Questions” course:
What a fun idea.
A couple of Bernstein’s students gave us permission to share their videos here. The first is from students at Notre Dame:
And these are Duke students (skip to the 1:05 mark).