May 01, 2005

Mercer, Christia Silver_nugget
[PHIL V2201] History of Philosophy II: Aquinas to Kant

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

I agree with the reviewer on the first page on all respects, although I have to emphasize on the focus on minutiae, which besides being boring is agonizing and hazardous to one's grades. "grading inconsistency" is not to be trifled with.... if you get the 'other' TA like I do. After inquiring about Descartes' circular logic problem on the midterm, I was depressed to discover how trivial the emphasis of the basis of right and wrong actually was: somehow i had 2/35 points taken off because I didn't include the argument for God, which is almost superfluous to the logic being circular. In conclusion, it's not a hard course, just a bad one.


workload: fair
overall comment: overly concentrated on details, and way too little profound, thought-provoking points