December 29, 2004

Gabbey, Alan
[PHIL BC1001] What is Philosophy?

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Professor Gabbey is clearly knowledgeable about and interested in the material he teaches, but his class is incredibly dull. Most assigned readings will be familiar to students with any sort of previous experience with Philosophy or even European History, and class discussion in unbearable. When Gabbey is able to lecture on the texts without constant interruption from talkative freshmen, class is interesting and informative. Unfortunately, this lack of interruption is rare. On the bright side, class attendance isn't really necessary, the reading load is light, and paper assignments are easy. A relatively painless way to fulfill a requirement, but probably not the best course for anyone with a genuine interest in the subject.

Workload:

light reading, 2 relatively easy papers, final exam