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Philosophy English               

      

Dr. Zheng Weiping

Office:   2-213-B (Nan Guang Building 1

Tel: 15960210200
zhengweiping@xmu.edu.cn


Course Description

The course is designed to improve the students’ English, especially academic English. We will learn how to read, translate and write a paper in English. Besides, we will watch some philosophy video in order to know the pronunciation of basic terms of philosophy. There are some positions of presentation available if any student is interested.

 

Required Text (Available after the fixation of course):

Elizabeth Burns, Stephen Law, Philosophy for AS and A2 (Routledge Press  2004).

A.    P. Martinich, Philosophical Writing:An Introduction 3rd (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING 2005)

 

Course Requirements

Regular attendance is required.  This is a discussion course.  We will read the text and discuss ideas in class.  Your participation in class will be considered in determining the final grade for the course. 

Research Essay
A research essay of about 3-5 pages (2000 words) topics to be discussed in class, or in your presentation, or which you are interested.  This will require that you do some research, including the reading of primary sources.  It should be submitted by the end of term.

Attendance and Participation

To earn the maximum points, come to class regularly and on time, contribute to discussions, pose questions.

 

Tentative Schedule of Lectures

                                                

                      

1:  Introduction of the course

 

2:  How to read a paper, focusing on On Denoting

 

3:  Philosophy Video (metaphysics)

     Discussion the questions from the video

 

4:  Presentation

     2 positions available

 

5:  Translation Practice

 

6:  Writing a short essay about a philosophy issue

 

7: Presentation

     2 positions available

 

8:  Philosophy Video (epistemology)

     Discussion the questions from the video

 

9:  Read, Translate and Review

     Famous propositions in the history of philosophy

             

10: Presentation                                    

 

 

Guidelines for Research Paper

 

Your essay should have a clear and concise thesis statement.

You should support your thesis with textual evidence and critical thinking.

This project will require that you do some research, including the reading of primary sources.

 

The XMU  Library has a plethora of source materials!

Feel free to discuss your topic, research, or progress with me any time between now and December.

 

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Academic Policies:

Be advised that plagiarism will result in a possible disciplinary action.

Cite sources using your preferred method