LIVING PHILOSOPHERS COLLOQUIUM

PHIL 482, Sec. 1001: F 3pm-5pm in BEH 217
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Spring 2017


Professor: Todd Jones
email:
Course Webpage: http://phil.unlv.edu/colloquia.htm
Office: CDC 405
Office Hours: T, W, Th 3:45pm-5:15pm
Office Phone: 895-4691
Dept. Phone: 895-3433


I. COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a 1-credit (repeatable) class, centered on the UNLV Philosophy Department's Colloquium Series. The aim is to give students exposure to current research being done by living philosophers (and sometimes scholars from other disciplines), both from our own department and from other universities across the country and around the world.


II. REQUIRED CLASS MATERIALS

There are no required texts for this course.


III. CLASS REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING SCHEME

This class is graded on a Pass/Fail (or Satis/Fail) scale. The requirements for the course are that you attend the talks scheduled for the Philosophy Dept. Colloquium Series and that your write a 2-page (double-spaced, 12 point font, one-inch margins all around) paper for each talk that does two things. First, the paper should summarize the main points that the speaker discusses. Second, your paper must make some contribution from you--either by asking a question, offering a criticism, making a helpful suggestion, etc. Your papers are due by noon on the Wednesday after the colloquium. You must attend at least 6 of the scheduled talks and submit satisfactory papers about them (as just described) in order to pass this course.