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LIB 110 Reason and the Self

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    May 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I loved this class because it helped me think outside the box. It helped me form opinions on topics I didn't think I cared about. Professor Armstrong is a great and funny guy. He is very caring and will work with you if you need help with anything.

    Course highlights:

    You learn the basic form of an argument. You also learn about the great philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, David Hume, etc. You will learn both modern and traditional philosophy.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Form study groups. Your peers may be able to help you understand difficult concepts easily.

    • Fall 2012
    • John Armstrong
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Meetings Outside of Class Requires Presentations
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    May 07, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It was a very interesting course, but definitely not my forte. I wasn't a fan of the professor's teaching style either, but others seemed to enjoy it a lot.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about what different philosophers deem to be the most important thing to do in life, what happiness is, what form of education is most important, etc.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do all the reading. The forms of argument at the beginning of the course come up often, so make sure you know those really well. Those who are good at remembering names and dates will probably do better in this class.

    • Spring 2017
    • John Armstrong
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 01, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course! It is required by our school, and there is a definite reason that it should be. The course is uplifting and enlightening, although you may leave class or finish your homework with a little bit of a headache- no one ever said philosophy doesn't make you think!

    Course highlights:

    From the wandering ways of Socrates through Descartes' confusions and Kant's morals, this course gives you a basic understanding of the philosophies that have built the way we thing. To quote the ever thinking Descartes: "I think, therefore I am."

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    In taking this course, here are a few words of advice: Take notes! Listen in class! Do the work! If you don't understand the material, speak to the Professor. Ask help from a friend who has taken the course before. Don't give up. Even when you think your brain might melt from over-philosiphying, remember that in the end, this course will have made a thinker of you.

    • Spring 2016
    • John Armstrong
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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