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    Go to Office Hours

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Lots of Writing

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    Dec 29, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would, but with a different professor.

    Course highlights:

    Highlight of the course was entertaining the fact that in some philosophical theories, there is no god or religion.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to take this course, go into it with an open mind. It's very important to do so in order to grasp what you are being presented.

    • Spring 2016
    • ahmed al zaidy
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    Mar 06, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

    Course highlights:

    A terrific introduction to philosophy through this not uncontroversial commentary on Plato’s Apology. Not everyone will agree that Socrates provided the best possible defense for himself nor that he intended to. But Kreeft’s is an eminently defensible reading of the Apology and will awaken many a student to the delights of Plato and Philosophy. The comparisons of Socrates with Christ are fascinating. This book will go a long way to consoling those who are not privileged to have Socrates or Kreeft as teachers in the flesh.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    No, each person has to make judgement on which sets of beliefs and behaviors are better than other sets of beliefs/actions. -In this class, we believe that some philosophies are better than others. -How do we distinguish good from bad philosophies? -There are at least two tools: (A.) Consistency- same beliefs in different sets of circumstances. ex. hypocrites, double standards are inconsistent. (B.) Verisimilitude- "truth like" ex. Heavens Gate Cult. Using beliefs to judge other sets of beliefs.

    • Fall 2015
    • HARTMAN
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing

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