May 20, 2008

Helzner, Jeffrey Silver_nugget
[PHIL G4515] Special Topics in Epistemic Logic

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

As a special topics course, this was not too organized, but on the other hand there were interesting and enlightening discussions every week. Not a huge participation rate, but a high level of discourse, and a real collegiate environment that wasn't competitive or grades/work focused. Helzner is both very smart and very laid back, and he's a good guy in general. If you're looking for in-depth philosophical/analytical discussion without a huge workload, this is a good class to take.

Workload:

A few (very dense) readings a week. One presentation on a reading to the class, one final paper or set of problems.