I’ve been asked by some of you about possible further courses in philosophy. The descriptions for our spring 2018 courses are here. If you’ve done decently in this class, any of the classes at the 100, 200, or 300 level would be appropriate next courses to take. I encourage you to ask me any further questions about this you might have.

The Exam #4 review sheet is now posted on the Exams page. The exam will be in class on Wednesday 11/15, and the review session will be held Tuesday 11/14 from 7:15-8:15pm in LC-6.

A little bit more office hour shuffling: Nick won’t be around for his Thursday (11/9) office hour this week. You can see him about his questions on exam #3 during his Monday office hour, or you can see me about those questions during my Friday office hour this week.

The exam #3 key and grade distribution are now posted on the Exams page.

Clicker scores as of 11/05 are now posted; see the Clicker page for details.

Exam #4 date

As announced in class, exam #4 will be held in class on Wednesday 11/15. The review sheet will be available by Friday 11/10 on the Exams page.

The Exam #3 review sheet is now posted on the Exams page. The exam will be in class on Friday 10/27, and the review session will be held Thursday 10/26 from 7-8pm in a location yet to be determined.

UPDATE: The review sheet is now updated to version 2, with 3 new items. And the room for the review session is LC-19.

The exam #2 key and grade distribution are now posted on the Exams page.

Clicker scores as of 10/01 are now posted; see the Clicker page for details.

The Exam #2 review sheet is now posted on the Exams page. The exam will be in class on Friday 10/06, and the review session will be held Thursday 10/05 from 7-8pm in LC-5.

The Exam #1 key and grade distribution are now posted on the Exams page.

Exam #2 date

As announced in class, exam #2 will be held in class on Friday 10/06. The review sheet will be available early that week on the Exams page.

Office hours

Office hours are as follows:

  • RM: Wed 1:40-2:30 & Fri 9-10 (Hum 314)
  • KS: Mon & Fri 3-4 (Hum 255)
  • NJ: Mon 2-3, Thu 10-11 (Hum 255)

The Exam #1 review sheet is now posted on the Exams page. The exam will be in class on Monday 9/18, and the review session will be held Sunday 9/17 7-8pm in LC-22.

Exam #1 date

As announced in class, exam #1 will be held in class on Monday 9/18. The review sheet will be available the preceding week on the Exams page.

Day 1 overheads

The overheads for the first day (Mon 08/28) are now up on the Overheads page. Use the password from class.

I won’t normally post on the main page when I put up the overheads; I’m just doing it today because it’s our 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 2017.

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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