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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Pretty easy, overall.
I would recommend this course because it helps you to think about things that you otherwise would not think about.
We are so busy and consumed in our own lives that we do not take the time to sit back and think to ourselves about the fundamental nature of our existence and the world as we know it. When you take this class, you begin to think about questions like what is morality? What is a person? What does it mean to be a human being? How much freedom do we truly have? Why do we have government? What is the nature of gender roles? Am I deceived by the idea that I am typing this paragraph? Am I hallucinating? Am I just dreaming about it? How do we truly know anything? What if everything we think we know is just an illusion? We may believe that many of the questions that get brought up in philosophy have already been answered but once you have immersed yourself in the course you begin to realize that even after thousands of years of contemplation and immense studying we still haven't figured out all the answers. The beauty about this course is that it is the only course that you can ask a question and find yourself answering it with "I don't know" simply because there is nothing in this world that can tell us otherwise. It something that us humans have to figure out on our own. This is a course that will open your mind to ideas beyond the stretch of your imagination.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you do the assigned reading before you go to each lecture. Re-read each chapter multiple times and write down anything that seems important in your notes. Study your reading notes along with the class handouts and you should do just fine.