David Koukal

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Why you're going to love my class
It’s not a cakewalk. This will demand your intellectual energy. Philosophy brings you into contact with the most fundamental questions that human beings ask, and we don’t have easy answers. It will require you to think and write clearly and critically—which will serve you well in your life, no matter what you end up doing.
“We want great things for you” means
I will broaden your horizons rather than shrink them. Thinking philosophically will open up your world and get you to question the things you most deeply believe. I believe my job is to help you understand the world. After all, philosophy means the love of wisdom.
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I am writing about the phenomenology of litter. (What makes litter litter?  What does this Little Caesar’s Pizza box in the gutter say about us?)
No other professor can say to you
When I finished high school, I didn't’t think I was college material. I worked in low-level construction for eight years before starting college.