Academic year
2011/2012
Teacher
Dan López de Sa
Department
Department of Philosophy
University
Universitat de Barcelona
Itinerary
Master courses
Module
Module 7. Issues in Contemporary Theoretical and Practical Philosophy
Code
564055
Credits
5
Language
English
Dates
2012-01-07
Schedule
Fri. 9-11:30
Location
Room 410, Fac. Filosofia, UB

Description

[Provisional, more detailed information will appear here in due course.]
Introduction to Metaphysics, through the discussion of some of the core issues:
1. Abstract Entities
2. Causation and Laws of Nature
3. Modality and Possible Worlds
4. Personal Identity
5. Time
6. Persistence
7. Free Will
8. Mereology
9. Metaontology


Evaluation

40% presentation and participation in the discussions
60% two short critical essays (2000-3000 words approx), in connection with two of the nine sections.


Bibliography

Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics, edited by Sider, Hawthorne, & Zimerman (Blackwell 2008).
Further references to be provided in due course.