Philosophy R1B

Spring 2013

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
R1B Reading & Composition through Philosophy Barnes TuTh 2-3:30 201 Wheeler

This course aims to teach students with little or no philosophical experience to write superb philosophical prose. We’ll build skills specific to philosophical writing while exploring historical and cutting-edge philosophical problems.

By analyzing others philosophers’ arguments, we’ll develop the skills necessary to engage in a meaningful way with their views, and to formulate in a clear way our own. At the end of the course, students will produce a research paper criticizing another answer to the question, and defending an answer of their own. This class fulfills the second semester R&C requirement.

Previously taught: FL12, FL12, SP12, SP12, SP12, FL11, FL11.