Professor: Abe Stone ( email@example.com)
Office: Cowell Annex A-106
Phone (office): 459-5723
Office hours: Mon. 2-3pm, Thurs. 11am-noon, or by appointment.
Andrew Delunas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christoph Durt (email@example.com)
Kayla Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participation in discussion sections (approximately 10% of grade).
``Metaphysics exercises'' (kind of a short take-home multiple choice quiz), due most class days (all exercises together, approximately 30%; graded heavily on a curve). (Exercises due Thurs., Jan. 15; Tues., Jan. 20; Tues., Jan. 27; Thurs., Jan. 29; Thurs., Feb. 5; Tues., Feb. 10; Thurs., Feb. 12; Tues., Feb. 17; Thurs., Feb. 19; Thurs., Feb. 26; Tues., Mar. 3; Tues., Mar. 10.)
Two short papers (2-3 pages each), due Tues., Feb. 3 and Tues., Feb. 24 (approximately 15% each).
One longer paper (6-8 pages), due Wed., Mar. 18 (approximately 30%).
The ME's are due in class, but if you can't make it class you may e-mail your answers to your TA. Papers are due by e-mail: please send to your TA and also cc me. Please send in MSWord or in a format easily convertible to MSWord (e.g., plain text, HTML, RTF).
All assignments will be available on-line before they are due (hopefully well before).
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.