Gail Presbey

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Why you are going to love my class

Because I connect philosophy and philosophical issues to your daily life, using examples from recent films or daily occurrences. I will ask you to put philosophers' ideas in a contemporary context in order to bring philosophy to life for you.

You will feel like you really learned by actively participating in our classes through small group discussions, by writing or performing plays, by doing and reflecting on a service learning experience—all these aspects will make philosophy more real to you.

Great things for you at UDM
At different times in life, people are open to focus on philosophical questions.  My Philosophy courses will be such times for you, to enable you to delve into those questions.
Great things in store after UDM
After taking my Philosophy course, you will be able to evaluate competing arguments to make up your mind on issues through independent analysis.
My favorite part about teaching you
Your openness to new ideas and experiences. When I pose philosophical ideas, you are interested and willing to debate them. Also, when I ask you to go into the community for service, you take up the challenge.
You might like to know
I am an alumna of the University. I sat in the exact chairs and rooms some of you will sit in — and some of my colleagues were once my teachers.