PHIL2033 - Metaphysics
Tutor: Dr Luke Glynn
Duration: 10 weeks
Teaching structure: One hour lecture + One hour seminar per week
This course will cover a range of central topics in metaphysics, including causation, time, persistence, personal identity, laws, modality and possible worlds. The course will explore the relationship between these topics. We will examine such questions as: Is time real? Does time ‘flow’? What is the relation between the direction of causation and the direction of time? Is change over time compatible with self-identity? What are laws of nature? Are there possible worlds besides the actual one? Can we understand necessity and contingency in terms of what’s true at all or some possible worlds?
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