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Here is information (from another university, but still helpful) on plagiarism.

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If you send me an e-mail (mdavidson @ csusb . edu), please put the class name in the subject (e.g. Phil 194).


The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a very helpful resource for learning more about various philosophical topics.



Note that if you do not get a check on the short homework assignments, you may make them up. To do this, you must go to the Writing Center in CE-310. Work with them on the paper and turn in another copy with a note from the Writing Center saying that you have worked with them on the paper.

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What is a philosophy degree at CSUSB like?  What can I do with one?

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Fall 2016 Courses

Philosophy 194:  Introduction to Knowledge and Reality



Cosmological Argument (Copleston-Russell)

Problem of Evil (Focus on parts with drawn lines next to them)

Midterm Exam

Midterm Answer Key

Final Paper Assignment


Art Readings

Hook: What is a Liberal Education (read pp. 137-164).

Philosophy 387:  Philosophy of Language


Handout on Kripkean Arguments

First Paper Assignment

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Argument Handout

How to read philosophy

Validity and Soundness