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Introduction to Metaphysics

Monday 3 October 2022, 7.00PM to 9:00pm

Speaker(s): Bo Meinertsen PhD

This course will introduce students to basic issues in metaphysics, the philosophical study of the nature of reality. Topics covered will include questions about free will, the distinction between particulars and universals, realism versus idealism and the nature of time. The course will require no previous knowledge of philosophy or metaphysics. We will read and discuss excerpts from both classic texts in the history of western philosophy (Plato, Locke, Berkely, Hume, Leibniz) and contemporary philosophy (Quine, Armstrong, van Inwagen, J.J.C. Smart, Kathrine Hawley).

Tutor: Bo Meinertsen PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Monday

Start Date: 3 October 2022

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 10

Full fee: £99 

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.


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