Intellectual Autobiography

This assignment is to help me better understand you as a learner, knower and young scholar. It is required in all courses I teach, and it due after the first weekend after the course begins. I will also provide the class with my own version of a response to this assignment.

It should be at least two typed pages long (double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font). While much of the assignment is up to you, it should address the following six questions:

  1. What books or thinkers have influenced your intellectual development?
  2. What are your intellectual interests?
  3. Why are you in this class?
  4. What previous experience do you have with the topic of the class, if any?
  5. What are your future academic and professional goals?
  6. What do you think it is important that I as a philosopher know about you and your experience?