# Syllabus: Philosophical Psychology, Winter Term 2018

## 3 Lecture Schedule and Assignments

I recommend two general resources for when you have difficulties understanding the readings: Simon Blackburn, Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, ${2}^{nd}$ ed.) and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online at: http://plato.stanford.edu). If you are looking around for additional background readings, http://philpapers.org/ is a good place to start.

## 4 Class Requirements, Policies, and Grading

### 4.1 General Rules & Advice

Assignments: $\phantom{\rule{10px}{0ex}}$ Start your writing assignments early. Writing a philosophy paper takes time. Please consult my “Reading and Writing Philosophy” before you start working on a paper. An excellent set of tips on how to write good philosophy texts is also provided by Prof. Jim Pryor on this webpage: http://www.jimpryor.net/teaching/guidelines/writing.html. You must keep a copy of all your work—your original submissions as well as graded copies I return to you. According to the calendar (16.3.9.2), “students are responsible for the preservation of any material, in its entire and original form, which has been returned to them.” It hence is a good idea to regularly back up your data.
Religious or Cultural Holidays: $\phantom{\rule{10px}{0ex}}$ If you celebrate holidays that the university calendar does not accommodate and this creates any kind of conflict with this course, please see me about this at least one month prior to the holiday; I will consider such matters on a case-by-case basis.

### 4.3 Grading and Requirements

Policies on late work and policies on early work: $\phantom{\rule{10px}{0ex}}$ For paper assignments or other writing submissions: You lose 10% of the points available for the assignment each day the assignment is late; it is one day late (and will lose 10%) between one minute and 24 hours after the due date; it is two days late (and will lose 20%) between 24 and 48 hours after the deadline, and so on. When paper assignments do not ask for submission of rough drafts, students sometimes ask me to read rough drafts of their paper anyway, before they submit the paper for grading. I am happy to look at these drafts, and typically will provide feedback on them verbally in a personal meeting in my office. However please keep in mind that I cannot provide thorough or comprehensive feedback on these drafts prior to official grading, because of the sense in which paper assignments are like tests.

### 4.4 Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty are highly disruptive of the learning that we should be doing here. Should I detect any form of academic dishonesty, including plagiarizing from the internet, from books, journals, other students, etc., I will report it directly to the Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs. The penalties for plagiarism tend to be rather severe, and in any case undermine your learning process. So avoid it. In case of doubt as to what counts at plagiarism, ask me. Cite your sources and inspirations; this enriches your ideas by showing their roots in the thoughts of other people, and does not detract from your exposition, articulation, and development of ideas.