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Bruce Silver
Professor in the Philosophy department
at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.6
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12 Student Ratings
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12/02/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
IDH2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is well-versed but a VERY hard grader. He expects a lot from you even if you are a freshman. He encourages discussion but can get off topic easily. Pay attention in class so you know what to write on, and make sure you can write a good essay then you MIGHT get an A.

11/01/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
IDH2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took Dr. Silver for A.O.K. He provides an abundance of notes via blackboard and really explains the material. He made Socrates, Plato, Descartes, and Hume very understandable. He places a lot of emphasis on his written assignments and it takes a very well written paper to earn an A. Otherwise, he's friendly and sometimes amusing.

02/03/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHP4000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My grade was too heavily weighted upon my writing ability, rather than my understanding of the material. It seemed as though I would need to be an English major in order to get an A in his class. I learned a lot about Plato but mainly due to keeping up with the reading and being interested in the subject. I would take him again if not retiring.

09/13/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHP4000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

"Plato," is already a difficult subject, but Mr. Silver makes it far more understandable than any other professor at this university. Understands his stuff and has a passion for the work. You'll laugh every class.

04/27/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
intro to PHY Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

HIS LECTURES ARE IMMENSLEY BORING YOU WILL FIGHT TO STAY AWAKE! However his class is really easy and if you take notes you can get an A no prob. He can be kind of funny sometimes too.

06/28/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CritThink Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I thought he was great. Lectures were long, but he was funny.

04/14/2004
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
2 phi clas Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

I had him for intro to philosophy and history of western philosophy. Very, very intelligent man, I enjoyed listening to his lectures.

04/08/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHI 1103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Critical Thinking, ugh... Mr. Bruce Silver is gifted when it comes to vocabulary (very well versed), and I guess knows philosophy, but I have a hard time with his lectures.Weakness is a voice that puts me to sleep,never fails. Retiring after Spring 2004.

03/23/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHI 1103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Lectures for 2 hours. Dont need to pay attention, just get the notes. Use your TAs to help explain since he doesnt get it across all the time. Otherwise, pretty good and a few times funny.

02/09/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Philosophy Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Piece of crap

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