Course Outline
Course goals, objectives, expectations, and descriptions.

Course Schedule
Readings, assignments,
due dates.

InterQuest Portfolio
A first key step in the course is to complete this portfolio form. If you are registered in the course, please do so.

Blackboard Course Interface
OSU uses the Blackboard Learning System, as does this course.  You must be enrolled students to access this area.

Questions?
Contact your instructor, Jon Dorbolo, by email with your questions and comments.

Submit your Biographical precis assignments
Use this form to send your work.

Submit your rhetorical precis assignments
Use this form to send your work.

InterQuest Home

This Oregon State University eCampus course is designed to help learners develop a life-long knowledge base regarding the ideas and influences of some outstanding philosophers. Most of the philosophers met in the course, though not all, are from the Western tradition. All of the individuals we shall study are distinguished by the influence they have had on those who follow. One of the goals of InterQuest is to make explicit the deep influence that thinkers have on the present world.

InterQuest deals with areas of philosophy including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, religion, and just-war theory.

The critical element of the course is the personal belief system of the learner.

 

Philosophy as Quest
Notes to the instroductory philosophy student

Philosopher Portraits
The philosophers studied in this course are represented in these pages.

Philosophical Frameworks
Paradigm cases of personal philosophies.

Biographical Precis
A format for writing about people. Mastering this format is crucial to this course.

Rhetorical Precis
A format for writing about texts. Mastering this format is crucial to this course.