Professor Emmett Peixoto Reviews
Prof: Emmett Peixoto / Spring 2021
May 25, 2022
Fascinating and super fun class. We went over a variety of philosophers from Plato/Socrates all the way up to Modern day. The professor was what made the class for me, super knowledgeable and engaging to listen too. You could make out how throughout time our interpretation of the meaning of “being” changed and built on extending or disagreeing with previous philosophers. List of Philosophers we covered: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Foucault, Fanon, and Meillassoux. I was never really into philosophy before this class, but after taking it I appreciate it and enjoy it a lot more.
Mostly small 2 paragraph summaries on what we learned for that week. The only thing was that the final was a 7-10 page paper on one or two of the philosophers we learned about in the course. However, these philosophers are so deep you’ll have plenty to write about.
Great professor. He was super knowledgeable and excited to teach. I felt his lessons were all really well planned and connected into one another. We actually were building up one lesson to another rather than jumping from subject to subject.
The 7 page final can be a bit rough, so I would start on it earlier than last minute. Otherwise nothing, it’s a great intro class too philosophy.