Spurgin, E. (2012). , Hey, How did I become a Role Model? Privacy and the Extent of Role-Model Obligations, Journal of Applied Philosophy. Young people should learn that Phelps is a proper role model when it comes to swimming, but they do not know enough about the rest of his life to believe he is […]
You’re a professor of philosophy and you wrote an article about how celebrities like Michael Phelps often find themselves into the position of being role models. Is philosophy a field that typically grapples with issues of role modeling and what’s best for today’s youth? What got you interested in this topic? ESn (Earl Spurgin): Contemporary […]
Sally Power Director of Research, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University There are lots of concerns these days about the kind of role models that young people look up to. Social commentators fear that the youth of today have been captured by popular culture and the so-called cult of the celebrity. This is backed […]
By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York I am living proof that mentoring works… a point that was very important for me to make in my autobiography, The Road to Home. Born in Tabriz, Iran, raised by my illiterate peasant yet wise disciplinarian Armenian grandmother, my life was changed thanks to a series of […]
In describing the influence of his mentor, one young man recently wrote: When I first met [basketball coach] Steve, I was the product of the housing projects, a product of a single-parent home looking for guidance and attention. I was in and out of trouble. One day Steve took me aside and said, “Do you […]
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