Detailed Information for Spring, 2010
- For course prerequites and information on other semesters, please see the home page of Philosophy 20.
- Add-Drop Information
- Teaching Assistants
- Discusion Sections
- Paper Assignments
- Schedule of Readings
- Web slides and other links for the lectures
- Handouts and Links
Student Support and Education Services
- If you're struggling with your writing: Georgetown Writing Center
- Not quite sure what plagiarism is?: Honor Council Site on Plagiarism
- If you're too stressed or fear something worse – or if you're concerned about a friend: CAPS – Counseling and Psychiatric Service
- Health Education Services: be well
Schedule Changes Due to the Blizzards
- Clint held his Monday sections. If you could not make your Monday section this week, attend a section later in the week, if you can.
- , which gives you a chance to attend section and meet with your TA.
- See below for changes to the due dates for the first and second papers.
- I've posted a revised schedule of readings.
Lectures will be held T R, 9:15 - 10:05, in ICC Aud.
This semester all students in this course must write one short (1 page) argument analysis and three short short (5 pp.) argumentative papers. Papers must be submitted via turnitin.com. The assignments are due as follows (subject to minor adjustments):
|Assignment||Due Date||% of Grade|
|In-class Short Answer Test||Thurs., Feb. 4, in lecture||10%|
|First Paper||Sun., Feb. 21, 1159 pm||25%|
|Second Paper||Sun., Mar. 28, 1159 pm||30%|
|Third Paper||Mon., May 10, 1159 pm||35%|
|Due dates in red have been changed due to the blizzards|
Discussion sections are each led by a teaching assistant. Your teaching assistant is your primary contact for the course. The teaching Assistants for Spring 2010 are:
Discussion sections begin the second week of classes (Thursday, January 21st) and run through the last day of classes. Note: Monday sections do not meet on MLK Day (Jan. 18th), Presidents' Day (Feb. 15th), or Easter Monday (Apr. 5th). They do meet on the last day of classes, May 3rd. (Despite all this, there is only one fewer Monday section during the course of the semester.)
Attendance in discussion section is mandatory. Do not sign up for a section you cannot attend! Do not sign up for this course on the assumption that you can attend discussion at a different time than the one assigned to your section. Click here for missed discussion sections policy.
|1||R 4:15||Walsh 494A||Evans|
|2||R 4:15||Walsh 494B||Blitzer|
|3||R 5:15||Walsh 494A||Evans|
|4||F 11:15||Car Barn 303||McShane|
|5||F 9:15||Car Barn 306||McShane|
|6||R 6:15||Walsh 494A||Blitzer|
|7||F 10:15||Car Barn 303||Fry|
|8||M 9:15||Healy 106||Hall|
|9||M 10:15||WAL 490||Hall|
|10||R 4:15||WAL 498||Fry|
- Introduction to Philosophy: Freedom, a custom reader from Cengage Learning.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo, trans. by Walter Kaufmann (Vintage).
- The Terminology of Impressions and Ideas in Hume
- A Lexicon of Kant-Speak
- General Grading Policies
- Tips on Writing Philosophy Papers
- Guidelines for Submitting Papers for This Course
- Late Papers Policy for this Course
- Sample of a first paper that received an "A"
- Information on the Web About Logical Fallacies
- Course policies for contesting grades
- For those still without the text, here are some online sources for the texts (in different translations, however).
- Information on how the raw scores on the quizzes are factored into your grade
- First paper assignment
- Second paper assignment