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    Jul 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it's full of new ideas. The professor somehow manages to explain old philosophy with contemporary examples and that makes philosophy 10x more interesting.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course where the papers. It sounds weird but that's when most of my learning happened. Because of the way the class was structured everything you did in class helped me to support MY ideas. Never in a paper I was asked to talk about somebody else. So when a paper was due I knew I was going to think and come up with my own answers. I like to view it like this: my paper is house, how the house looks are my ideas and the authors we studied in class are the color of the house, the flower I have in the garden; they add to the house but are no essential. Because the course was structured this way I learned about free will, artificial intelligence, ethics and many other topics.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the readings after you went through them in class. Going into the reading already knowing what the professor wanted you to see makes allows you not only to see more clearly what the professor saw but seeing even more things! It's a great thing to do. You'll understand the texts so much more. The best thing would be doing the readings before and after, though I would recommend this only if you really love the subject or have enough time in your hands.

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