|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.