Intro to Philosophy



Unit One:  Arguments, Fallacies, and Propaganda

Required Reading: Nonsense by Robert J. Gula

“The answer is a philosophy.” (Solomon)

Before we have an argument…

Unit Two:  The Big Questions Sessions  (1-8)

Required Reading: Examined Lives by James Miller

Sixteen Big Questions (Philosophical questions):

BQ Padlet

Unit Three: The Big Questions Sessions (9-16)

Midterm Exam

Philosophy Day (February 2018)

Unit Four: The Awakened Life

Required Reading: Choose from one of the following:
  • Excerpts from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • Waiting for Godot by Samual Beckett

Waking Life Assessment

Unit Five:  Eastern Philosophy

Required Reading: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse


Unit Six: Examining Life (Independent Project)

Final Exam

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12 thoughts on “Intro to Philosophy”

  1. i cant find the videos, we have been asking you for weeks to put them up…this is what i got.
    Looks like you have a problem here sir/madam. You sure you have the right place? Maybe you got a little lost? Maybe you’re looking for something you’re not supposed to find? Either way, just go search for it, it can’t hurt.

    ???? This is ridiculous.

  2. calm down, molly, the videos are now public for midterms on the philosophy blog. i told both classes i would post the page a few days before the exam.

  3. yes, but remember period 5 has the weekend to complete these essays we dont. For you to post them now is unfair to those of us who have been working on our essays and were excepting the midterm essays to relieve us from our exam stress.

  4. you have until monday now, so don’t get stressed. go out, have fun, throw a few snowballs and then write your essays. 🙂

  5. The man in the first video on top of the page looks like Bill Nye the Science Guy!

  6. Mr. Turtola, my blog has been marked as spam! 🙁 It mentioned the terms of service, and I re-read them, but I’d followed the agreement, so I’m not sure why it happened. Any ideas?

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