"Might I suggest that you read through Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction by William L. Rowe if you're interested in the subject? That was the textbook that was used for the Philosophy of Religion paper I took and what it lacks in…"
"Like any academic discipline, philosophy has its own set of technical vocabulary terms. Indeed, that toolbox is indispensible for what we do--because the concepts addressed in philosophy are often so slippery, a very precise and well-defined…"
"The soft sciences are also frustrating to me. I didn't last a single semester in philosophy before changing my major to engineering.
It seems "philosophy" is often confused with "intellectual wankfest", and many so-called…"
"It sounds like he's trying to overdo the language to make himself sound more informed, at the students' expense. Or more likely, I imagine he's read a lot of books and is informed, but doesn't plan out his lessons or relate to…"
"steven its a 3rd level unit. worth 4 credit points which means it was never going to be an easy workload but I have done a few of these optional units in other areas of study (this philosophy one didnt have any philosophy prerequsites) and they have…"
"Is this a first year unit? If so, then massive fail on the way the class was presented. If it's a 200/300 level unit then there may have been some expectation that the student would be familiar with some philosophical concepts and definitions.…"
"Kristy, I did think about having a word to the dean but the reality is that they just got this lecturer here from the UK a short while ago and the subject has only just been introduced this semester - which means it will go through teething problems…"
This is a rant - and I apologise in advance.I enrolled in a new course provided at my university called "philosophy of religion". This course was essentially designed as a study of the history and etiology of religion and philosophy. It was to cover issues of god - arguments dating back through the ages up to the enlightenment and today. This sounded so interesting to me, I couldn't resist signing up despite the fact it was not in my area of study.So today I just got back from the first two…See More
"I dont think I ever believed in jesus or the bible but my disbelief in god came after I read some material in high school that concerned language development and accounts of 'wild children' - including that of 'genie'…"
"Hi Mel, I have to admit I laughed after reading your post. It is very true what you write and it is exactly how I think when I get down over something - "how dare everyone say it will be OK, it is NOT OK". I agree with Judith's…"