Pretty easy, overall.
This class really opened my mind to the world around me and taught me to think critically. It kindled a love of thinking that I previously had been neglecting. Philosophy is one of the most relevant classes I've ever taken, with its heavy focus on deep questions like "How do we know what is true?" and "What ought we to do?".
I gained valuable new perspectives on the way people think and the history of philosophical thought. We discussed deep questions in the context of famous philosophers, and those questions proved a good starting point for my own inquiries. The benefits of philosophy do not stop after the course ends.
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Advice for students:
This course involves a LOT of writing. We sometimes wrote two papers a week. It also involves a lot of very difficult and long readings. People without a background in analyzing literature and reading lengthy prose should expect to reread the readings multiple times.