Final grades

See the Grades and Scores page for information on your final grade in the class. Your grade and score from exam 5 can also be found on the list there. Please email me if you have any questions about your grade.

See the Grades and Scores page for information on your current grades/scores in the class.

The exam #5 review sheet is now available on the Exams page.

As announced earlier, exam #5 will be given in class on Wednesday, May 10th.

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

Exam #5 is now scheduled for Wed 5/10, in class.

See the Grades and Scores page for information on your current grades/scores in the class.

The exam #4 key and distribution are now posted on the Exams page.

Clicker scores as of 4/15 are now available via the Clickers page.

Just a reminder that (following the UA schedule for spring holidays) our regular class will not meet on Wednesday 4/12 or Monday 4/17. We will meet on Friday, April 14th, and will have exam #4 in class on Wednesday April 19th.

Discussion sections will be held as usual on Monday 4/17 and Wednesday 4/19.

The exam #4 review sheet is now available on the Exams page.

Exam #4 will be given in class on Wednesday, April 19th.

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

Remember, exam #4 will be given Wed 4/19 in class.

There will be an optional exam review session on Sunday 3/26 in Hum 129 from 7-8pm.

Also, as noted in class, the exam #3 review sheet (available on the Exams page) has been updated so as to remove the entire last set of points under “Epiphenomenalism”. And as noted, exam #3 will be given in class on Monday, March 27th.

The exam #3 review sheet is now available on the Exams page.

Exam #3 will be given in class on Monday, March 27th.

The exam #2 review sheet is now available on the Exams page.

Exam #2 will be given in class on Wednesday, March 1st.

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

Remember, exam #2 will be given Wed 3/1 in class.

The exam #1 review sheet is now available on the Exams page.

Exam #1 will be given in class on Friday, February 10th.

UPDATE: Slight edit to version 2 — dropped one item from the end.

Office hours

Our office hours:

  • Ron McClamrock: Wed 1:40-2:30 & Fri 9-10 in HUM 314
  • Gunnar Babcock: Mon 2:30-3:30 & Tue 1:30-2:30 in HUM 255

EReserves/Blackboard is now working for the course readings.

Day 1 overheads

The overheads for the first day (Mon 01/23) 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 Spring 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 (70%), in-class quizzes and polls (15%, using the iClicker), and participation in discussion sections (15%).

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