Peter King at University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Peter King

  • 4.7Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.7Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/28/14

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Top-class professor. Extremely funny. His lectures contain more jokes than philosophical content. Readings are dense, but you dont have to do them to do well. Lecture slides can be distracting as they are just walls of text. It's probably best to just listen to him during class, an then go over the slides (which he posts online) later.

5/7/14

PHL100Y1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA-

This guy was so into what he was teaching that he was literally hopping all over the stage. Overall incredible prof, very funny, leads through concepts slowly. Overhead material can be distracting b/c it's a lot of text, listen to him instead of reading it. Reading the books is unnecessary to do well, just go to lectures and you'll be fine.

1/25/14

PHL101Y1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

King is an awesome prof. He explains material really clearly, and well, and makes whatever topic being discussed interesting. He's always joking around, and makes class fun to attend.

1/18/14

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING professor. Although I don't like philosophy much, King made attending the lectures worth while. The guy is hilarious, and extremely intelligent. He does not test on things not discussed in class, but being in class is a MUST because the readings are extremely difficult and needed to be explained. His explanations are clear. Just amazing.

12/15/13

PHL100Y1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof in the world. So funny, smart, juste everything a great teacher should be. The guy knows his stuff and his class is seriously like an informative stand up comedy... Amazing guy and well respected by all.

12/2/12

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is THE BEST professor I have ever had. He is funny, witty, insightful, and genius. He is truly a great teacher and the material was very interesting. His notes are very helpful too. I look forward to taking another class with him if possible. He made my first-year that enjoyable. TAKE IT!

9/11/12

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy to follow and incredibly engaging. Reminded me why I love philosophy. Would love to have him as a professor again!

5/25/12

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting professor. Pretty strong and clear lecturer, bit at times told too many jokes.

5/10/12

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

take his first year philosophy class. this prof is great. he is up there on stage talking and danceing around. he makes evrything intersting, and tells alot of jokes as well. he might be one of the best profs you can have.

12/11/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even if you don't like philosophy, King's lecturers make it worthwile taking the course. He's incredibly funny, which is very comforting for first years, and he makes the hard concepts very understandable. Definitely recommend taking this class! He is one of the best professors I have ever had. Brilliant man!

10/29/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an epic philosophy professor! I had him in first year & even though I no longer have him in second year, I still go see him for help with my other philosophy classes and he is more than willing to be of assistance. Just don't lose track during lecture because he can go off on tangents & talk really fast. AMAZING!

10/9/11

PHL100Y

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really funny prof! Tends to get sidetracked, but still worth it to attend lectures. Do the readings just because you will take more from the lecture.

9/27/11

PHL101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent and exiting, his monologues are insightful and he make intelligent jokes that assist in subject recall.

8/29/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Despite the history-hopping nature of the philosophers we read, King made the whole course coherent and relevant. Perhaps more time could have been spent on each philosopher, but a fantastic introduction course made all the better by his wit and openness.

4/8/11

PHIL206

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first, I wasn't sure if I enjoyed his 'happy go-lucky' personality but I quickly changed my mind. He actually turned medieval philosophy into something interesting. I would highly recommend taking his class.

4/7/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He makes philosophy funny and practical. With his wit, he explains concepts in very clear manner. His notes are extremely organized and helpful. The only complaint I have is that he sometimes breaks down concepts too much and misses the subtlety in them.

3/19/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

So funny! Gives great examples and makes sure his class is always awake. He's a great lecturer and he gives very fair exams. He also posts his notes which are EXTREMELY helpful.

1/28/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

King is the best philosophy professor in the philosophy department!! Cracks soo many jokes and speaks soo clearly that even if you didnt have experience with philosophy before you will get it!! hope to see him in future classes as well

1/15/11

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

King is a perfect representation of just how vibrant philosophy as a subject can be when approached and presented the right way. His classes consist of clear explanations of arguments from the readings as well as many analogies, which is most cases are quite hilarious. Will be looking into more King classes in the future!

11/4/10

PHL100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof ever

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