Professor: Abe Stone ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office: Cowell Annex A-106
Phone (office): 459-5723
Office hours: Mon. 2-3pm, Thurs. 11am-noon, or by appointment.
Andrew Delunas (email@example.com)
Ben Roome (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participation in discussion sections (approximately 10% of grade). ``Metaphysics exercises'' (kind of a take-home quiz), due in class most days (all exercises together, approximately 35%; graded heavily on a curve). (Exercises due Thurs., Jan. 11, Tues., Jan. 16 Thurs., Jan. 18, Tues., Jan. 23, Tues., Jan. 30, Thurs., Feb. 1; Thurs., Feb. 8; Tues., Feb. 13; Thurs., Feb. 15; Tues., Feb. 20; Thurs., Feb. 22; Tues., Feb. 27; Thurs., Mar. 1; Tues., Mar. 6; and Tues., Mar. 13.) One short paper (2-3 pages), due in class, Tue., Feb. 6 (approximately 20%), and one longer paper (4-6 pages), due Tue., Mar. 20, in my office, by 5pm (approximately 35%). Please also e-mail me copies of your papers (in whatever format you find convenient).
Descartes, Selected Philosophical Writings, tr. J. Cottingham, R. Stoothoff and D. Murdoch (Cambridge).
Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, ed. R. Ariew and D. Garber (Hackett).
Spinoza, The Ethics, Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect, and Selected Letters, tr. S. Shirley, ed. S. Feldman (Hackett).
The above texts should be available at the Literary Guillotine. Readings not from texts on the above list are available on e-reserve.