Just a reminder to those of you who asked for the later exam: It’s Friday 10/14 at 10:30am in LC-2.

Updated overall “walkaway” course grades based on exams 1-4 and clickers and feedback as of 8:30am 12/08/18 are now available via the grades page.

As always, these are unofficial; in case of conflict the official grade sheet overrides. Check with me if there’s a problem at all, or something seems amiss.

UPDATE: Sorry, but a software glitch led to posting a version to the gradesheet that miscalculated some clicker grades; the incorrect version was up from 9am-3pm today (Saturday). The new version corrects that. No clicker grades were posted as higher than they should have been on the earlier version; some of your clicker grades were given as lower than they should have been. The new version is correct. Apologies for the confusion.

The review sheet for exam #5 is now up on the Exams page. The exam will be given in class on Monday, December 10th.

The review session is scheduled for Sunday, December 9th from 7-8pm in LC-19.

Course feedback

Please see the Course Feedback page for information about the feedback that will earn you 2 extra clicker points, as well as about the official UAlbany course evaluations.

Overall course grades based on exams 1-4 and clickers as of 11/29/18 are now available via the grades page.

These are the grades you get if you do nothing else after 11/29/18 — your “walkaway” grades. I assume that most of you will continue to improve your grade with exam #5 and more clicker scores. And these are unofficial; in case of conflict the official grade sheet overrides. Check with me if there’s a problem at all, or something seems amiss.

The exam #4 key and distribution are now available on the exams page.

We’ve now been given permission to have exam #5 during our last class meeting, which is on December 10th. But if you prefer, you can request to take exam in the UA-scheduled final exam period, which is 10:30-11:25 on Friday December 14th. Please email me your request to take it on the 14th by Friday December 7th; if I don’t get such a request from you, I’ll expect you to take it in class on December 10th (or not at all, of course).

Clicker scores and grades as of 11/18/18 are available now on the Grades page. The method for grade calculation is also explained there.

UPDATE: As of 8am Friday, we’re on for classes as usual. See you at the exam.

I’ve been asked many times, so: If UAlbany cancels classes during our 12:35-1:30 class period this Friday (11/16), our exam #4 would be pushed back to the next class meeting, which would be on Monday 11/19. As of now, we’re on for Friday, as scheduled. UA Snow Emergency info is available at https://www.albany.edu/emergency/index.php.

Clicker scores as of 11/13/18 are available now on the Grades page.

The review sheet for exam #4 is now up on the Exams page. The exam will be given in class on Friday, November 16th.

The review session is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 from 7-8pm in LC-6.

The exam #3 key and distribution are now available on the exams page.

Exam #4 is now scheduled for Friday 11/16.

The review sheet for exam #3 is now up on the Exams page. The exam will be given in class on Monday, October 29th.

UPDATE: The review session is now scheduled for Sunday, October 28 from 7-8pm in LC-4.

The exam #2 key and distribution are now available on the exams page.

The review sheet for exam #2 is now up on the Exams page. The exam will be given in class on Wednesday, October 10th, and the review session will be held Tuesday, October 9th, at @7:00pm in LC-5.

The exam #1 key and distribution are now available on the exams page.

The exam #1 review session is now scheduled for 6:30pm on Thursday 9/20 in LC-2.

The exam #1 review sheet is now available on the Exams page. As announced, the exam will be Friday 9/21 in class.

As announced in class, exam #1 will be given in class on Friday, 9/21.

If you are confused about how to register your clicker, here’s a bit more help: Registering your iClicker at iClicker.com.

The notes from today (Mon 8/27) are up on the Overheads page. You’ll need the password from class.

I won’t normally make a front page post when I put up notes; just this time because it’s the first day.

This the home page for Prof. Ron McClamrock’s Philosophy 111, The Mind and the World, to be taught in the Fall semester of 2018.

A preliminary course syllabus is available from the link above or to the left.

Here’s a brief course description:

A survey and critical examination of topics in contemporary philosophy, focusing largely on the relationship between the human mind and the natural world. Topics will include skepticism about knowledge of the external world, the relationship between the mind and the brain, the possibility of the mind causing free actions, and the existence or non-existence of God. Grade will be based on a combination of in-class exams (80%) and in-class quizzes and polls (20%, using the iClicker.

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