Here is what a student wrote on a paper in Boghossian's class.
wrote what I had to ‘agree’ with what was said in class, but in truth I
believe ABSOLUTELY that there is an amazing, savior GOD, who created
the universe, lives among us, and loves us more than anything. That is
my ABSOLUTE, and no amount of ‘philosophy’ will change that."
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/07/192/boghossian#ixzz37ffInOeL
Inside Higher Ed
think about this. A student feels she has to write certain things to
pass a course which are contrary to what she believes. As teachers we
have the power of the grade. I would certainly feel I had done something
wrong if a student felt she had to take certain positions she did not
believe in because she was afraid of flunking if she disagreed with me.