David Kaplan

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PHILOS 31
Logic, First Course See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.5

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Prof. Kaplan is quiet possibly, the most eloquent bad lecturer in the world. His mind wonders as much as he worries about the students' understanding. He is so terribly worried about everyone fully getting the material that he begins to sound like he's insulting your intelligence. I had no trouble with the class, cruising through easily to an A- (which is only cuz of the bell-curve, otherwise I would have 3 points shy of an absolute perfect) The computer program helps so much with logic. Be forewarned however, if you're techno-phobic (scared of computers) don't take this, as all the work and all the tests are done on PCs.... hehe I LUV IT.

(April 2, 2002)
PHILOS 127A
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.4 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 3.9

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Professor Kaplan is an impressive and unique person to take a course with. A lot of philosophy classes cover hundreds of years and dozens of thinkers. Kaplan, on the other hand, gives you an appreciation for the insights possible in analyzing paragraph. We spent this class on a few papers important to the Philosophy of Language and were tested on only those. The midterm and final are each an 8-10 page paper answering a list of questions. They ask for a little original thought and understanding, so pay attention! If you're here, take Kaplan! (If you can only manage one, take 127C.)

(Spring Quarter 2018)
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PHILOS C127A
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.7 Clarity 1.3 Helpfulness 1.7

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This instructor is the worst! There is absolutely not structure to his class. There is no syllabus. The midterm was given a couple weeks before the END OF THE QUARTER. He goes off on tangents and is a boring lecturer. Do yourself a favor and avoid him! It's been past two weeks since we ended Spring Quarter and our final hasn't been graded, nevermind our final grade! Why should we pay for the incompetence of a beloved and generous (donor) instructor?!

(Spring Quarter 2019)
PHILOS C127A
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.7 Clarity 1.3 Helpfulness 1.7

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This instructor is the worst! There is absolutely not structure to his class. There is no syllabus. The midterm was given a couple weeks before the END OF THE QUARTER. He goes off on tangents and is a boring lecturer. Do yourself a favor and avoid him! It's been past two weeks since we ended Spring Quarter and our final hasn't been graded, nevermind our final grade! Why should we pay for the incompetence of a beloved and generous (donor) instructor?!

(Spring Quarter 2019)
PHILOS C127B
Philosophy of Language Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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PHILOS C127B
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

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PHILOS 127B
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.9 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 4.0

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Professor Kaplan is an impressive and unique person to take a course with. A lot of philosophy classes cover hundreds of years and dozens of thinkers. Kaplan, on the other hand, gives you an appreciation for the insights possible in analyzing a paragraph. The entire class is on one paper important to the Philosophy of Language. The midterm and final are each an 8-10 page paper answering a list of questions. They ask for a little original thought and understanding, so pay attention! If you're here, take Kaplan! (If you can only manage one, take 127C.)

(Fall Quarter 2018)
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PHILOS 127C
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PHILOS 127C
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PHILOS C127C
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Kaplan is an impressive and unique person to take a course with. A lot of philosophy classes cover hundreds of years and dozens of thinkers. Kaplan, on the other hand, gives you an appreciation for the insights possible in analyzing a paragraph. The entire class is on one paper important to the Philosophy of Language. The midterm and final are each an 8-10 page paper answering a list of questions. They ask for a little original thought and understanding, so pay attention! If you're here, take Kaplan! (If you can only manage one, take 127C.)

(Winter Quarter 2018)
PHILOS C127C
Philosophy of Language See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Kaplan is an impressive and unique person to take a course with. A lot of philosophy classes cover hundreds of years and dozens of thinkers. Kaplan, on the other hand, gives you an appreciation for the insights possible in analyzing a paragraph. The entire class is on one paper important to the Philosophy of Language. The midterm and final are each an 8-10 page paper answering a list of questions. They ask for a little original thought and understanding, so pay attention! If you're here, take Kaplan! (If you can only manage one, take 127C.)

(Winter Quarter 2018)
PHILOS 189
Advanced Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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PHILOS 189
Advanced Honors Seminars See Full Profile

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