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General Student Information

Feeling sick? Depressed? Anxious? Suspect you may have an eating disorder? Other problems? Stop by the Student Health CenterThe Counseling Center is located in the Health Center.


(As a regularly enrolled student at CSUSB, you pay a Student Health Fee and you are automatically eligible for health and counseling care at the Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center.)


Eating Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety are serious conditions. Talk to your doctor or someone in the Student Health Center about them.


Note links to used-book stores here and here You can find very good prices for your textbooks online and save money this way.

 

Here is a very helpful guide to grammar.   Here is another.You should read it and consult it often. The ability to write clearly is a crucial skill. Work at it and ask your professors to help you! Make use of the Writing Center in UH-387.

 

A page with a great deal of help on all aspects of writing a paper.


 
 

Here is a link to a page from the Learning Center, with lots of helpful information on studying, note-taking, test-taking, and the like.


All students should know the University guidelines on plagiarism. See the CSUSB Catalog. Penalties include expulsion from school.


On plagiarism and what it is. (This is not official for CSUSB.)



A great financial aid page!   

Here is another.




If you are not a Mac user, you will need Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Make sure you have the most recent version. Libre Office is free and will let you read Word documents.

 

If you send me an e-mail (fromstudent at fastmail-dot-net), please put the class name in the subject (e.g. Phil 190). Please e-mail me from your CSUSB account.

 

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 UH-387. 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.



Make Sure You Proofread Papers. Have someone read them aloud to you to make sure you've written what you want to write.


If you send me an e-mail (fromstudent at fastmail-dot-net), please put the class name in the subject (e.g. Phil 190). Please e-mail me from your CSUSB account.


If you are in need of an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in class, please let me know ASAP and also contact Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183, (909)537-5238.


 

What can I do with a philosophy major?  Businesses are looking for employees who are able to think clearly and write well.  Some links to articles about careers for philosophy majors:

Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy is Back in Business

I think, therefore I earn

The Management Myth


Great Shakeout and Earthquake Preparation See also here for more earthquake-preparedness material.

 

Here is the Feynman extra credit for Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman (Hon 104, Phil 194) . See below for more Feynman information.

Make sure you have a look at This excellent, short guide to writing a philosophy paper



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Philosophy 472:  Divine Evil?

Syllabus

Talbott Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Hell

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Argument Handout


How to read philosophy


Validity and Soundness

 

Make sure you have a look at This excellent, short guide to writing a philosophy paper


What can I do with a philosophy major?  Businesses are looking for employees who are able to think clearly and write well.  Some links to articles about careers for philosophy majors:

Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy is Back in Business

I think, therefore I earn

The Management Myth

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 UH-387. 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.

Make Sure You Proofread Papers. Have someone read them aloud to you to make sure you've written what you want to write.


If you send me an e-mail (fromstudent at fastmail-dot-net), please put the class name in the subject (e.g. Phil 190). Please e-mail me from your CSUSB account.

 

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Related Materials

Check out Philosophy Talk, a radio show where very good philosophers discuss important philosophical issues in an accessible manner.

 

Worldmapper--See the conditions others across the world live under

The Singer Solution to World Poverty

Want to Donate to Help Starving Children? Here's a link to Oxfam.

Check out how effective a particular charity is.

 

 

 

Feynman Stuff

Here is a short stream from audible.com--Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman

Here is a short stream from audible.com--What Do YOU Care What Other People Think by Richard Feynman

Both of these are available in Classic Feynman, which can be checked out in UH 052, the Logic Lab.

Here's a site on Richard FeynmanHere is another. And Here you can download Feynman audio.

 

 

 

 

If you are interested, James Gleick's Genius is a great biography of Feynman

 

Ralph Leighton, collector of the Feynman stories, visited CSUSB on 11/9/05.

 

 

 

Other Stuff

Thinking about law school? Here is a link to Brian Leiter's guide to/rankings of law schools. The U.S. News rankings are regarded as deeply flawed by many, if not most, legal scholars. Leiter's rankings are regarded as the most accurate and most helpful around.

Check out Philosophy Talk, a radio show where very good philosophers discuss important philosophical issues in an accessible manner.

Clips From the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

 

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