January 01, 2005

Gabbey, Alan
[PHIL BC1001] What is Philosophy?

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This class is very innocuous, you can go or not go, you can do the reading or not do the reading, and you can participate or not participate, it just depends how much you want to get out of it. Gabbey is very interesting and the class covers a wide array of topics which are discussed in class based on related readings. He does not force anyone to participate so if you haven't done the reading it's okay, you can still go to class and get something out of it, and just make sure you have some idea of all the topics in order to write your papers and do well on the final. He is a fairly easy grader, I did not know anyone in the class who got lower than a B- on their papers, most got B+'s and A-'s. Overall a great introduction to philosophy and a class flexible enough to fit anyone's schedule.

Workload:

2 papers (6 pages), 1 final (3 essay questions), 2 required books and many other photocopies to read