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PHI 101 Intro to Philosophy

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    Kreider, Dale Murray, Doug Hosler

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    Oct 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course for anyone who is wanting to learn a little different style of learning and reading. This course isn't for everyone. It can be hard to follow if you've never experienced the philosophy world, but if you have, it is a good place to start. The professor leaves a lot of the progress up to you.

    Course highlights:

    The study of a different way to provide arguments, ways of viewing other views, and ways to debate for and against your own thinking.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you've do not enjoy deep reading with a different dialogue I would either get accustomed to it, or forget it! But it is a challenge worth taking.

    • Fall 2016
    • Doug Hosler
    • Yes
    • Great Discussions Final Paper
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    Jun 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is different than most other liberal arts courses, such as history and sociology. It encourages students to look at the world from a different perspective, and in doing so enables a whole other world to be opened before students' eyes. The course is very challenging, but very rewarding also if one chooses to stick with it and do the assigned readings and papers. Professor Murray is a fantastically engaging teacher, and is able to make somewhat dry concepts, like Kantian deontology, interesting and relevant to the modern day.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were threefold. Firstly, as previously mentioned, it encourages students to look at the world differently. Meaning that it helps students to guide their points-of-view towards a "bigger picture" mentality. Allowing them to look beyond themselves and focus on the world, and society in general, as a whole collective. Secondly, although it is a fairly difficult course it helps to shape students' writing and argumentative skills to better state their opinions on a certain subject. You will probably walk out of this course better able to articulate your opinion on an issue such as universal healthcare for example. Finally, this course encouraged me to seek out other philosophical ideas; which helped guide me to the Eastern schools of thought, such as Taoism and Buddhism. These schools have been very therapeutic, in that they have helped me better manage my personal issues, such as anxiety and stress.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this course you will need three basic things. One, determination is key. This course can be very challenging at times and you must want to do well in it if you wish to get the most out of this class. Two, you must speak up in class. This will help you to better form your opinions on the ideas being discussed and will serve you well when you have to write argumentative papers multiple times throughout the course of the class. Finally, you must try and apply the concepts discussed to everyday life on your own time. Doing so will help you to both better understand the concepts and give you a greater appreciation for philosophy as a whole.

    • Fall 2015
    • Dale Murray
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 17, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course we focused on Plato- I thought that was a great way to open your mind to Philosophy and the way of thinking. I really enjoyed Symposium!

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed reading Plato's stories, especially Symposium, which is about Love.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely do the reading, write out any stephonos sections that stood out to you, and highlight things

    • Fall 2015
    • Kreider

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