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PHIL 340 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Introduction to Metaphysics

Topics in metaphysics such as the nature of physical reality, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will, causation and action theory. Readings from classic and contemporary texts.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00
Instructor: KRAAL, ANDERS


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:5
Currently Registered:125
General Seats Remaining:5
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Course Description: This course offers an overview of some main contemporary work on the question "What Exists?" (i.e. "Ontology"), and some main contemporary work on one main extension of this question: "Does Free-Will Exist?" We read papers by Russell, Quine, David Lewis, Harry Frankfurt, and Peter van Inwagen. COVID-19 notice: Lecture recordings will be posted on Canvas, you need not watch them live.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.