Homework assignments are due most weeks, and will be submitted as forum entries on our class web site.
There are two short essays due over the course of our semester. The first essay will be on a topic submitted to you beforehand, while the second will draw on our in-class debates.
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REVEL for The Philosopher’s Way inspires students to think like philosophers, helping them to become more accomplished critical thinkers and to develop the analytical tools needed to think philosophically about important issues.
The text is comprised of readings from major philosophical texts, which are accompanied by commentary from author John Chaffee to guide students in their understanding of the topics.
Course Objectives We will explore the foundations of critical thinking together as a class, and over the course of the semester learn how to better: While doing so, we will learn to become more aware of our own beliefs about the world, where they come from and why we might have them—with a focus on how power and politics shape the ways that we understand the world, and how critical thinking can serve as a resource to empower people.
Required Text John Chaffee, edition Course Requirements 1a.
Critical thinking helps to make clear how it is that we think and communicate about the world.
Not only can critical thinking help us to navigate the claims that other people make, it can also help us to improve our own thinking and communication.