Charles McGruder
Charles T. McGruder, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Philosophy

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I am retired!

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  Rodan'sThinker

Rodin'sThinker

 

If Two Philosophers Agree, Then One Is Not Needed. 

 

 

 Mt. SAC Philosophy Department Website

 

 

 Why Study Philosphy?

 at Mt. SAC
also

PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS

Transfer Major Preparation for local UCs

and

PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS

Transfer Major Preparation for local CSUs

 

 

Thus to sum up our discussion of the value of philosophy: Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions…but rather for the questions themselves, because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation. Above all, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good.

by Bretrand Russell

 

 

Goya's sleeping man

 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"

 

Roosevelt Club

Policy, Research and Writing

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network meets on

TBA

Roosevelt Institution

 

Philosophy Club

Pursuit of Happiness

Meetings TBA

Room: TBA

 

Blackboard with caveat emptor written in chalk with eracers

 What you see is not what you get!

Caveat Emptor means buyer beware!

 

The art work above by David Furman 

is made out of ceramic (clay).

  


 

 Handouts

Reflections

Bibliographies

 

Course Outlines

 

PHIL 3 - Introduction to Logic

 PHIL 5 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 5H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors

PHIL 8 - Critical Thinking

PHIL 9 - Critical Analysis and Writing

PHIL 12 - Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 12H - Introduction to 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

Mt. San Antonio College Philosophy Statement

and

PHILOSOPHY STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

and

 Measurable Objectives for Philosophy Courses

 Honors Program Philosophy

 

  

Why Study Philosphy?

 Thus to sum up our discussion of the value of philosophy: Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions…but rather for the questions themselves, because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation. Above all, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good.

by Bretrand Russell

 

 ACCESS 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 Access Students Programs and Services (ACCESS) 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 

Whole Earth 

 

Our Habitat in Space

(About Skylab)

By Don Hutchinson

JOURNAL of The Blaisdel Institite, 1973

 "Space Station" - Documentary, 2002

"Oasis Earth" - Smithsonian, 2007

"Earth Days" - Environmental Movement, 2010

"Earth from Space" NOVA, 2013

"Humanity from Space" - Documentary, 2015

"Earth From Outer Space" - Smithsonian, 2018

 

"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

 

Last Updated: 6/18/20
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