NOTE: These reading guides are from earlier quarters and are no longer in use in class. I have left these exercises up mainly for people other than those taking Phl. 302 at Oregon State. If you are taking the course you should consult the current Syllabus to determine what your current assignment is.
Often encountering a philosophy text for the first time is difficult. You may well know little about the author, the book may be written in a language of a bygone age, the problems unfamiliar. These difficulties beset the first reader of even beautifully written philosophical works. Almost all the works we are reading are very well written, though some are more outstanding than others.
This page links you to reading guides for most of the works you will read in class in the course of the quarter. Reading Guides are aimed to help you focus on the reading of difficult philosophical material and to get a reasonably good idea of what is there. Exercises aim to help you understand particular schools of philsophy, or a particular concept or passage.
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Last Updated: 8/96