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PHIL 340 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.
Pre-reqs: (PHIL 240 is recommended.)
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|PHIL 340 001||Web-Oriented Course||1||Mon Wed Fri||10:00||11:00|
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.
|PHIL 340 002||Web-Oriented Course||2||Tue Thu||14:00||15:30|
This course will have synchronous lectures that you are strongly encouraged to attend but will be recorded and available on Canvas. The course will have a discussion component that wont be recorded. So, overall attendance is expected.