Oh, that makes me wonder something. You had a unit this term with a philosopher who is rather preeminent in his field. Given the British system, you’ve studied little except math and physics up to this point in your uni career. Taking a philosophy class after years of studying quantifiable stuff has to feel a little weird.

So, you’ve mentioned a couple times that you find this philosopher a bit intimidating. Is that only because he knows his subject (obscure to you!) so well and happens to be a bit well known? Can a good teacher be both intimidating and effective at the same time?

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