To obtain a course

Grade of W or F

  1. Don't show up to class (you will be withdrawn or fail from lack of attendance, depending on the date you stop attending)

Grade of C

  1. Show up to class. (You can fail from lack of attendance)
  2. Pass at least 50% of the writing assignments. (Writing assignments are graded as Pass or Redo. Writing assignments are not scored with letter grades.)

Grade of B

  1. Show up to class. (you can fail from lack of attendance)
  2. Pass at least 70% of the writing assignments. (Writing assignments are graded as Pass or Redo. Writing assignments are not scored with letter grades.)

Grade of A

  1. Show up to class. (you can fail from lack of attendance)
  2. Pass at least 70% of the writing assignments. (Writing assignments are graded as Pass or Redo. Writing assignments are not scored with letter grades.)
  3. Complete and Pass a final end of term comprehensive exam, or prezi, or paper (assigned two weeks before end of term).

Really?

Yes, really. For a few reasons

  • No one should think they can or cannot do philosophy because of a grade.
  • Philosophy is a lifelong dedication of study.
  • I've strode the Earth for half of a century, and at best, I'm a theorist (actually a pretty damn good one), and at the least, I am a purveyor of philosophical ideas. (Maybe in another few decades, I'll reach something near being a philosopher)
  • If you are earnest to set foot on the path of philosophy, you need to focus on, wrangle with, be horrified by, and reflect upon the concepts in the course, not the grade in the course.

No Schedule

There are no schedules for readings or assignments

  • This course uses an organic structure.
  • The topic for each class time will be made available on the main page either right before or at the start of class.
  • The aim of this last-minute impromptu and organic nature of the course is to help you apprehend the concepts rather than simply comprehend them. (The difference of apprehend and comprehend will become more clear in Bloomin' Onions.)



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