Philosophy 310:

Philosophy and Culture

Crucial Info for Fall 2019:

Instructor: Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

E-Mail: or (backup)

Office: 2112 Simkins, Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948

Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Elluminate: Tentatively W 630-8 pm PDT/PST, F 130-3 pm PDT/PST, or by appointment.

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours (available by phone): F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment.

Time and Place:

1. Class meets TR 230-345 pm PDT/PST in Petrie 1113. Class is also available live online at those times via Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate). Students may attend either way or both OR may watch recorded sessions on their own schedule.

2. Class also meets as self-paced course available via Internet. Class Forums for all groups on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage).


Contact Heritage University Registrar, IT Help on MyHeritage, Instructor, or Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistants ASAP if you have problems!


Rene Descartes, Meditations and Discourse on Method
Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words
Ursula K. LeGuin, The Dispossessed

Video lectures in MyHeritage Online Media

Other Required Readings (available for download on MyHeritage:

Richard Taylor and George Berkeley on “Reality”
Excerpts from Rupert Ross, Dancing with a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality
Excerpts from Stace, Ethical Absolutism

Check for these in the appropriate MyHeritage units online. If you have trouble downloading them, contact instructor to receive via email!!

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Course Description

Grading: Elements of Evaluation

Course Policies

Course Schedule for Students in Fall 15-Week Term (Aug.-Dec.)

Course Schedule for Students in Fall 8-Week Term 1 (Aug.-Oct.)

Course Schedule for Students in Fall 8-Week Term 2 (Oct.-Dec.)

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