March 02, 2002

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 write in response to some of the negative reviews of Professor Mercer. Contrary to some of the negative reviewers (who presumably were the recipients of Professor Mercer's alleged inconsistency in grading), Mercer is perhaps one of the best undergraduate professors on the philosophy faculty. She takes a real interest in undergraduates, as demonstrated by her serving as the DR for Columbia College. Her lectures are very easy to follow, and quite pleasant to listen to. Sure, she brings up some crazy examples sometimes to illustrate some of the more difficult philosophical theories. But she achieves her purpose, in explaining the meaning of these texts. For philosophy majors, I should also point out that you are not going to get a better history of philosophy professor in the department--your alternatives are Gabbey, Kitcher, Mann.