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Topics in Metaphysics (PHIL40005)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelHonours
Subject codePHIL40005
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This unit covers selected issues in contemporary metaphysics. We will focus on a particular philosophical issue (e.g. ontology, possibility, necessity, the nature of objects), and look at contemporary work addressing this issue.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • show an understanding of selected issues in contemporary metaphysics;
  • manifest philosophical skill in arguing in an alert and well informed way for conclusions related to these issues;
  • display acquaintance with some important past contributions to the discussion of those issues;
  • indicate an awareness of how the subject matter is related to broader concerns in contemporary philosophy;
  • acquire the ability to locate issues concerning metaphysics;
  • learn to evaluate sophisticated arguments offered in the literature.

Last updated: 11 January 2018