Spring 2000 Introduction to Philosophy 113
Instructor: Hood
Office: Gardner 335

The work: 1. Class time.1. Regular attendance. 2. Thoughtful listening, thinking and speaking. Ask questions. Speak out--let your thoughts be known. 2. Readings: as assigned from Great Dialogues of Plato (paperback to be purchased), A Philosophy Reader (from the textbook center) and Web sources. See bibliography below. 3 . Discussions: a total of five during the term. See outline below. 4. Exams: a total of three. Exam # 1 Fri. Feb 25; Exam # 2,Fri. Mar. 31 and a final exam on Wed. May 10, 5:00 pm.

Wow--seems like a lot of work. Cheer up--you have the whole term in which to do it.

I. Some introductory ideas, issues, terms, questions....

Lecture/discussions II. The Idealist Tradition

III. The Classical Realist Tradition
Locke Readings: IV,The Materialist Tradition V. The Empiricist Tradition VI. The Phenomenological Tradition VII. The Existentialist Tradition CONCERNING GRADES: Your grade will be computed as follows: The final exam is integral to the course; graduating seniors may adjust the time of the final to suit their schedules.
Concerning cuts: Experience has shown that those who choose to cut classes tend to do poor to failing work in this course. Be advised accordingly.

Some helpful secondary sources. These are to be found in the library.

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