Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL 420 - Metaphysics (3 credits)


(Prereq: PHIL 101 , one PHIL course at the 300 level, and Sophomore standing or higher; or permission of the instructor) This course focuses on issues that center around such notions as substance, causality, essential properties, individuation, time, possible but nonactual states of affairs, and identity. Among the questions considered are: “Do any of the things there are endure through time?” “How should we understand possible but nonactual states of affairs?” “Are subjects of consciousness just complexes of subatomic particles?” “Are material objects like tables and chairs ultimately made up of things that have no parts?”