Michael Rescorla

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PHILOS 7
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind See Full Profile

Overall 1.7 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.9 Clarity 1.9 Helpfulness 2.0

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Do not buy the course reader. It isn’t necessary. All of his essay prompts are extremely vague and confusing. Also, he is very rude in lecture when students ask questions. His final consists of 10 “mini-essay” questions that come from a span of over 25 topics.

(Spring Quarter 2019)
PHILOS 183
Theory of Knowledge See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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(Reviewing for Philosophy 7 - Intro to Phil of Mind)
Michael Rescorla is AWESOME. Super funny, used lots of examples from movies (Truman Show, The Matrix...) to illustrate his points, very entertaining lectures. Highlights PowerPoint slides in blue if the information is "must-write-down" and is super helpful in office hours. Highly recommend this class and this professor

(Winter Quarter 2018)
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PHILOS 185
Major Philosophers of 20th Century See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.0

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There is a lot of nightly reading for the class but the essays are short, however, there are three of them in addition to the final. You are given plenty of time to do each essay. The questions were a lot to answer but they weren't impossible. The final was in person and a study guide was given in advance. All test questions were on the study guide, but it was unknown how many would have to be known or other specifics. He does his best to answer all questions and is very willing to take questions. Lectures are pretty dry but he does stick to important information. He is an amusing person (he's a little weird) wish that came through in his lectures. Overall he's a nice guy who wants you to succeed, but it's a class at UCLA, it requires a lot of work.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
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