Intro to Philosophy Class 1 ppt

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Philosophy 730:104 Instructors James Simmons ( jsimmons@philosophy.rutgers.edu ) Erik Hoversten ( ehoversten@philosophy.rutgers.edu ) Carlotta Pavese ( cpavese@philosophy.rutgers.edu ) Kurt Sylvan (ksylvan@philosophy.rutgers.edu) Office Hours Simmons - Monday 4pm to 5pm and Tuesday 2pm to 3pm Douglass Student Center, and by appointment. Hoversten (sections 1&4) - Tuesday 2pm to 4pm, Seminary 3 Room 016. Sylvan (sections 2&5) - Wednesday and Friday 3pm to 4pm, Seminary 3 Room 207. Pavese (sections 3&6) - Friday 11am to 1pm, and by appointment. Phones Please turn your phones off at the beginning of class. Phones Please turn your phones off at the beginning of class. If your phone rings, a TA will be on hand to take the call. Attendance Policy You should come to class and listen, ask questions and dont do the crossword. Attendance Policy You should come to class and listen, ask questions and dont do the crossword. Ill try to make it worthwhile. Grading The leader of your discussion section will grade your work. If you have a problem with your grade, you must discuss it with the leader of your discussion section. If you cant resolve the problem, you can bring your work to me. Your grade may go down. Grading Class Participation 10% First Paper (28th February) 15% Midterm (11th March) 25% Second Paper (24th April) 15% Final 35% Exams The midterm and the final will each consist of three short answer (2-3 page) questions. Papers You have to write two papers over the course of the semester. The first is due February 28th. The second is due April 24th. Each is worth 15% of your final grade. Paper topics will be posted to Sakai three weeks before the paper due date. Speak with your discussion section leader if youd like to write about something else. Text There is no textbook Readings will be available on the web or on Sakai Academic Honesty Familiarize yourself with the academic honesty policy: http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/integrity.sh Philosophy "A nice thing about philosophy of the sort I do is that it can never be used to justify wars or oppress the disadvantaged or anything like that. This follows from a more general principle. Hartry Field Philosophy "A nice thing about philosophy of the sort I do is that it can never be used to justify wars or oppress the disadvantaged or anything like that. This follows from a more general principle. Hartry Field Develop critical skills Philosophy "A nice thing about philosophy of the sort I do is that it can never be used to justify wars or oppress the disadvantaged or anything like that. This follows from a more general principle. Hartry Field Develop critical skills Pass the LSAT Philosophy "A nice thing about philosophy of the sort I do is that it can never be...
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