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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


A friendly reminder not to procrastinate on that *final report project...

*Final Reports. Final solo reports (except for those of you who earn Bonus Exemptions-see our blogsite's sidebar) are to include a series of three related blog posts on an approved subject totaling 1,000 words (2,000 for Honors students) plus a related 3-5 minute class presentation beginning April 21 (everyone be present and ready, please). See the "Important Dates" calendar/sidebar for blog post due-dates.
  • Write/present a philosophical/biographical exploration of a post-Cartesian (after Descartes) philosopher. OR
  • Develop one of the topics discussed in Philosophy: The Basics (e.g., free will & determinism...)
  • Transcribe an imaginary conversation between yourself and two or three philosophers, including at least one pre- and one post-Cartesian (besides yourself). You initiate the conversation by posing a question, having each philosopher respond, and responding yourself in turn. OR,
  • Come talk to me about your idea for a final report project.
Please read and comment on others' posts, especially your groupmates'. Your report should include a brief suggested bibliography.Your report should include a suggested bibliography.


  1. This is too accurate. The Buchanan lifestyle is based on this...we'll learn soon enough!

  2. On the other hand, procrastination works for some people... up to a point. http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/04/procrastinators-take-heart.html

  3. I struggle with this when the end of the semester is near...