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[W3248] Darwin

December 27, 2010

Lawhead, Jonathan (TA) Silver_nugget
[PHIL C1010] Methods and Problems of Philosophical Thought and [W3248] Darwin

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Jon is a great TA, as long as you can put up with his eccentric personality and ideas, and don't mind that he doesn't really look at you when he talks to you. He knows a lot about lots of different things, but can be a little dogmatic about science and materialism. If you have strong religious leanings, beware, but even when he's disagreeing with you he's always interesting and helpful. He gave very funny lectures that were at least as good as the professors. He responds to email instantaneously no matter when you send it. I sent him a question at 2 in the morning the night before the paper was due, and got an answer back 10 minutes later. He's obviously really intelligent, and seems to actually care about students even more than some of the professors. After having him as a TA for two classes (Darwin and Methods and Problems) I can say that the best way to learn from him is to try to argue with him. Highly recommended, and a nice guy.

Workload:

Darwin: Midterm, paper, final
Methods and problems: a few homeworks (that the professor seemed to forget about after a while), midterm, final, and short paper

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PHIL / PHIL PHIL PHIL W3248: Darwin Philip Kitcher 2009 Fall MW / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1