PHIL 11
Philosophy of Chess Winter 2022

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Chess is one of the noblest and most fascinating of human endeavors. We will examine chess in many of its facets: its history, philosophy and literature. We will look at the art of chess and the art that chess has inspired. Above all, we will work together on improving our playing skills: we will study chess openings, middle games and endgames, and engage in continual tournament play. Evaluation will be based on class participation and problem assignments.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and problem assignments
Prerequisites: all students should know the rules of chess and be able to read chess notation
Enrollment Preferences: students will be selected according to playing strength, as indicated by USCF ratings, results in the College chess club, or other measures
Materials/Lab Fee: none

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