- Bring your written answers to class, we'll swap and grade them.
- You get a run just for taking the quiz, and if you ace it with six correct answers you'll get another. There's no penalty for missed questions, you've got nothing to lose. The three exams (at the end of February, March, & April) will be drawn from the quizzes, so these questions are part of your growing study guide.
- Supplement my quiz questions with your own, in the "comments" section below, and earn a run.
- Your correct answers to others' supplemental quiz questions count.
- You can also earn additional runs, up to five per class, by posting relevant comments, questions for discussion, links to articles and videos etc.
- Note in your dated personal log if you took the quiz, who graded it, if you aced it, if you posted any comments, questions, or links, or did anything else you think entitles you to a run.
- Don't forget to post your Introduction ("Who are you? Why are you here?")
2. Why does James consider his lecture audacious?
3. What examples of philosophical controversies does James mention to illustrate his claim that we're all vitally interested in philosophy?
4. What is the role of temperament in philosophy, according to James?
5. What does James say about "tender-foot Bostonians" and "Rocky Mountain toughs"?
6. Does James favor "refinement" in philosophy?
- How would you begin to describe your own personal philosophy?
- What philosophical issues are most interesting to you personally?
- How would you describe your own philosophical temperament? Are you a hard-nosed realist, a soft-hearted sentimentalist, tough-minded, tender-minded, naturalistic, mystical, ...?