October 08, 2006

Collins, John
[PHIL G4501] Epistemology

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

Early in the semester (Fall 05), Collins regaled the class with the story of a professor he once had in Australia. This professor would like to go on walks in the bush with no map, plan, compass, or anything, get lost, and find his way out again.

This, Collins said, is how he liked to teach.

I don't think I could imagine a worse class. There was no syllabus and no plan and my blood boils when I think about it. Epistemology is such a fascinating field of philosophy and Collins butchered it. Terrible.