Dr. H. E. Baber
outcomes” Students will
be able to give an account of the main problems
of metaphysics in the analytic tradition,to understand the fundamental concepts that figure in the discussion of these problems, to assess arguments critically and to formulate their own arguments.
Office Founders 165c
Cellphone: (619) 805-6838 (voice or text)
Class Website http://home.sandiego.edu/~baber/metaphysics
Message Board http://metaphysicsclassblog.blogspot.com
Turnitin.com Term papers will be submitted through Turnitin.com: PW = metaphysics; course ID = 5208268. Instructions for submission to be provided
Office Hours Tue 1:15 – 2:15 pm; Wed 3:30 – 5:30 pm; Thu 12:15 - 2:15 pm; and by appointment.
Class Meetings TueThu 9:15 – 10:35 am Camino 117
Readings All readings, handouts and powerpoints are linked to the class website.
Grade Your grade for the semester will be based upon two tests and a term paper. In addition, you must submit a written proposal for your term paper to be discussed in class and approved by your instructor.
Dates/Deadlines Test I Tue Oct 16 30% of final grade
Test II Tue Nov 20 30% of final grade
Proposal due Tue Dec 4 must be approved
Presentations Dec 11 and Dec 13 required
Term Paper due Fri Dec 21 40% of final grade
USD subscribes to Turnitin.com, a web-based application that compares the content of submitted papers to the Turnitin.com database and checks for textual similarities. All required papers for this course will be subject to submission to Turnitin.com for textual similarity review and to verify originality. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting textual similarities and verifying originality. Each student is responsible for submitting his or her papers in such a way that no identifying information about the student is included. A student may not have anyone else submit papers on the student’s behalf to Turnitin.com. A student may request in writing that his or her papers not be submitted to Turnitin.com. However, if a student chooses this option, the student may be required to provide documentation in a form required by the faculty member to substantiate that the papers are the student’s original work.