My name is Sanford Levy and I teach philosophy at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Students new to many academic subjects are often puzzled by what it is they are supposed to do with that subject, how to approach it, how to read its literature, how to participate in it. This is particularly true of philosophy, a field that leaves many puzzled even after several years of study. On this site I provide some materials that may be useful for those relatively new to philosophy. I am interested in guiding students in the reading of philosophical works, in the writing of philosophical essays, and in thinking as at least some philosophers like to think.