March 10, 2003

Carman, Taylor Silver_nugget
[PHIL V3270] 19th Century Philosophy: Hegel to Nietzsche

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

To echo the previous review, Carmen does have a little bit of a loose hand when it comes to student input. I normally wouldn't fault a professor on this point, but in a hundred person lecture it can be quite painful to watch the personal agendas of a few other students be played out. Otherwise, he is clear and insightful, the two most valuable characteristics of a good philosophy professor. His grading is not as harsh as some make it out to be (Philosophy is not walk in the park, kids). And the subject matter won't have you hitting your head against the wall in hopeless confusion and existential anxiety.

Workload:

Three papers about the three major authors covered. Readings range from extremely diverting to impenetrable.