PHILOS 154

Topics in Value Theory: Rationality and Action

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Pamela Hieronymi See Full Profile

Overall 2.9 Easiness 1.9 Workload 1.6 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.3

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I felt obligated to give a review since most of hers seem to be from 10+ years ago. Professor Hieronymi was great, especially because I'm a visual learner. She explains things clearly and laid out an entire curriculum with readings that fit together—it felt like I was taking a course at a small LAC. She also was extremely helpful in office hours, and even in class she made a point to remember everyone's names.

Philosophy's hard guys. The material is challenging, but she did a great job as professor for this course.

Fall Quarter 2019
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Keith Kaiser See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.2 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.4

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I had the opportunity to take Philosophy 154 last Quarter with Professor Kaiser, and what an opportunity it was. I was actually dreading taking this class after hearing how other professors had presented the material and structured the class. However, Kaiser's lectures, engaging presentation of the material, and easy-going style made the class altogether interesting and time spent worthwhile. It was the only class that I actually looked forward to attending. The reading selections effectively supplemented his lectures and were not too technical for even the non-philosophy major. His willingness and availability outside of class were also most helpful in my ability to comprehend the course material's most difficult points. The subject matter was fairly sophisticated, but I felt that Kaiser's knowledge and presentation of the various texts and subject matter made the material easy to understand and interesting. When it comes to determinism and free-will (the course subject matter) he definitely seemed to be the "Go-to Guy." Great personality and funny too. I'd give him an A and would not hesitate to sign up to take any class that he teaches, but I hope, for other students' sake that he teaches this class again.

May 21, 2002
Calvin Normore See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.7

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Not a good professor, while the class is not very difficult, as a student it is very stressful because he is wildly disorganized. It appears that he has no idea what he will talk about in class and the syllabus changes weekly. None of the assignments are on a set schedule so it is impossible to plan on when to work for this class.
His lectures are basically just him restating the readings and grading of assignments, if it happens, is done at a snails pace. I came into the class expecting a great professor who engaged the students, this is not what I got.
Although he seems intelligent, intelligence is not the only factor when it comes to teaching. I don't know why he is rated so highly by most students because the truth is he is one of the worst professors I have had.

May 16, 2010
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