This class was tough.
Dr. Adler is incredibly knowledgeable in his field of study. I anticipated this course to be daunting and impossible, but Dr. Adler was exceptional at clarifying material when prompted to do such. There was almost always a real life example given for the many, many abstract ideas that were taught. We got our toes wet with quite a few different pivotal philosophers during the course and at the end, we got to narrow down a particular area and write a lengthy essay on the subject. I chose to write on the compatibility of free will and determinism which I devoted sweat, tears, and probably blood to, ultimately earning an A from
The constant intellectual conversations that happened each and every class was so awesome. Due to the fact that this was an honor's course, it was full of the brightest bulbs from around the country so the academic conversations (and jokes) were very engaging and inspiring. This encouraged me further to be prepared everyday not only to keep up with the material, but also because I wanted to provide new and interesting points to class discussions.
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Advice for students:
Go into this course with an open mind. Ask a lot of questions when things get convoluted because sometimes it will take a few different mental approaches to really grasp what concepts are being taught. Feel free to formulate your own opinions, don't feel like what is being taught is the end-all-be-all. Work hard and your grade will undoubtedly reflect your efforts,