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    Always Do the Reading

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    Lots of Writing

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    Nov 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Awesome. Professor Lipscomb is very passionate about his work. It's a tough class, I admit, but Lipscomb articulates very well and is very engaging.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to think metaphysically and abstractly, connecting ideas that may seem counterintuitive.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you do the reading! He draws names out of a cup and you have to answer. If you don't, you get a strike against you. You get three strikes per semester. Also, he grades you for how well you answer the question.

    • Fall 2015
    • Lipscomb
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    May 23, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would only recommend this class to someone who is really interested in philosophy. I would recommend the teacher to anyone because he was great and tried to make the class interesting to everyone, I just personally did not like the topic he was teaching.

    Course highlights:

    The teacher gave a study guide before each exam that stated exactly what will be on the test and set up a review session where the tutor answered and reviewed all the study guide questions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you find it difficult by the first exam, definitely get a tutor because if you show the professor that you're trying they'll be more likely to work with you, and do something about your grade.

    • Spring 2016
    • Fisher
    • Yes
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    Feb 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I started off absolutely hating this course. I had no preface to the material and had never read Plato or Aristotle. It all felt very relative. If you're feeling the same way know this; it gets SO much better. Yes it continues to be incredibly difficult, but go to Professor Lipscomb, go to your peers for a study group and REALLY read the entire assignment. Doing any of those two things will help you immensely. Once you get the hang of Socrate's strange arrogance and Plato's long examples it's incredibly interesting and relevant!

    Course highlights:

    You are analyzing your motives constantly. Not only your own but what are man's greatest desires and vices? It is incredibly interesting to go from Plato to Socrates to Nietzsche. Christians are very threatened by philosophy but there's no need to be I think a lot of Christian ideals can be found in different philosophers work especially Socrates.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you don't have the time to dedicate to it then you honestly shouldn't take it. Also if you're a poor writer or reader I would suggest you set aside even more time for the course to seek out help. Papers are a huge part and so is discussion.

    • Fall 2014
    • Lipscomb
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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