Charles McGruder
Charles T. McGruder, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Sociology and Philosophy
Office: 26B-2551K
Phone: 909-274-4595
Email: cmcgruder@mtsac.edu
Homepage: http://faculty.mtsac.edu/cmcgruder

Announcements

Philosophy Club

Meetings TBA

Welcome to my Faculty Page

 

 

Fall Semester 2014 Schedule

Office Hours: TTh  8:45 - 9:45 am or by appointment

 

 

 

  Rodin's thinker

 
 
 
 

Goya's sleeping man

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

 

Listed below are the courses that I teach. To locate a course syllabus/outline, and other information that pertains to each class, simply click on the course in which you are enrolled or interested in. Also look for updates concerning classes, extra-curricular activities (extra credit and how to write up reports), and useful philosophical links by clicking on "Reflections"

 

Philosophy Club

Pursuit of Happiness

 

 

Blackboard with caveat emptor written in chalk with eracers

What you see is not what you get!

 

 Course Syllabus/Outlines

 

  Spring Semester 2015        

PHIL 3 - Introduction to  Logic TTh

Other Course Outlines 

 Handouts, Reflections, Bibliographies

 

 PHIL 5 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 5H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors

 

PHIL 8 - Critical Thinking

 

PHIL 9 - Critical Thinking and Writing

 

PHIL 12 - Ethics

PHIL 12H - Ethics Honors

 

PHIL 15 - Major World Religions

 

PHIL 20A - History of Ancient Western Philosophy:

Pre-Socratic to Renaissance

 

PHIL 20B - History of Modern Western Philosophy:

Renaissance to Twentieth Century

 

HUMA1 - The Humanities

 

Handouts

Reflections

Bibliographies

 

 

 General Education

at Mt. San Antonio College Philosophy Statement

and

Measurable Objectives for Philosophy Courses

 

Honors Program Philosophy

 

Disability Accommodations

Mt. SAC strives to make its courses accessible to everyone. It specifically considers features that make its courses accessible to individuals with disabilities, including those using assistive technology for computer access. if you need special accommodations, please contact both the professor and Mt. SAC Disable Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at (909) 274-4290 or http://www.mtsac.edu/students/dsps/

 

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free tutoring and workshops to help students with writing in any course at Mt. SAC. Also, the Center’s computer lab offers printing services, access to the Internet, and lab tutors to help students with their writing while working at their computers. The Writing Center is located in 26B-100, behind the Clock Tower. For tutoring, students can stop by to make an appointment or call (909) 274-5325. You can also visit their website at http://writingcenter.mtsac.edu for more information.

 

  

A Vehicle In Trust

To bridge the old into the new

Requires strength

To break away from the grasp

Of yesterday which has gone past

 

To see the new in heritage

Of parents died but still at work

From old foundations long since layed

Repatterned by a child who strayed

 

To build a vehicle in trust

To carry those who will and must

Break away from us at last

Before their freedom has gone past

Don Hutchinson

April 29, 1973

 

 

 This is Orbital Perspective

 Whole Earth 

 

"Space Station" - Documentary, 2002

"Oasis Earth" - Smithsonian, 2007

"Earth Days" - Environmental Movement, 2010

"Earth from Space" NOVA, 2013

 

"What are you doing, Earth, in heaven?

Tell me, what are you doing, Silent Earth?"

Giuseppe Ungaretti

 

   

Whatever Reduces

 Uncertainty

 Is

 Information

 Power will accrue to those who can handle Information.

From: I seem to Be a Verb, 1970

By Buckminster Fuller, et. al.

 

 

 

 If we all live our lives in and through organizations, then

large or small organizations must have productive people.

Hence the need for:

 

  Personal and Organizational Development 

Ergodotics Logo 

Copyright 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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