Taking a philosophy course

On this page I am gathering tips for students who might not have taken any, or many, philosophy courses before. Consider checking back regularly for updates.


  1. You should expect readings to be difficult. To properly understand, you should expect to need to read each item more than once.

Writing assignments

  1. Be sure you answer the question that you are actually assigned to answer, not a closely related question, such as “write all you know about topic X”.