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    Always Do the Reading

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Mar 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course definitely throws you into deep waters when thinking about how us humans engage in the world. It gives you a perspective from multiple philosophers and how they viewed the world in such differentiating ways when they were viewing the same thing.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were definitely the take on subjectivity and objectivity. I learned that we form our own opinions and have our own philosophies. Separate sciences such as math and humanities both seem like they are on totally different ends of the spectrum because some believe that one can be proven with factual quantities while the other cannot. But who is to say that is actually true? Math may just be a way someone views the world while another may view the world through art. Certain people are tough-minded while others tender, however, there may be a blend in between. And that is what philosophy is all about, the grey area between the black and white extremes. And trust me, there is a lot of it.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    The advice I would give students considering this course is definitely to pay attention. Not just for good grades but because it is easy to get lost when speaking about things such as the transcendent and imminent. But do not forget to ask questions if you are confused! That is the only way you can wrap your head around some of the subjects discussed within the class. Also, read whenever you can. Vocabulary helps a lot when taking this course since there are so many complex words dating back to hundreds of years ago.

    • Spring 2016
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading


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