Metaphysical Structures of the World
Metaphysics is the study of the nature of reality. Unlike the sciences or other areas of philosophy, which study very specific kinds of things, the aim of metaphysics is to understand, more generally, how things are; what the universe is like.
This is an introductory course in metaphysics, which covers topics such as the nature of space, time and existence. We will also explore questions like, Is time travel possible? Do humans have free will? Do abstract objects, like numbers, really exist?
Not taught in 2022
Prescribed Reading: Metaphysics: An Introduction, by Alyssa Ney
Coursework + exam
PHIL 361: 15 points
30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points from PHIL 260, SCIGEN 201