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Old 06-17-2016 at 05:18 PM   #1
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what are the most interesting courses in humanities?
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Well, what are you interested in?
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mainly law so i want to take PHILOS 1B03 (philosophy law and society), 'philosophy and the sciences' & 'problems with philosophy' seem interesting as well but i am not sure
Old 06-19-2016 at 04:48 PM   #4
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Phil grad here, but it was 25 years ago. 1E3 (1A06 back then) was taught in my time by Nick Griffin, who was universally loved by us students (until we hit his 4th year Russell class). I have no idea what Diane Enns is like. You will want to avoid Barry Allen, who is one of Mac's best lecturers but definitely "not for tourists". And as for classes, yes, philosophy is interesting - as long as you avoid reading the contemporaneous authors (Descartes, Locke, Hume, Aristotle, Sartre, Heidegger, etc) who are all tedious and not worth your time. I'd tell you to take a Nietzsche or Foucault class, but apparently the department no longer teaches them? BTW, there seems to be lots of interesting stuff in social anthropology. And sociology is neat after first year.

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