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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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PHIL 220 - Metaphysics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)


This course is a survey of contemporary metaphysics. Broadly construed, metaphysics concerns the most general questions about existence: What kinds of things are there? What are their features? We discuss different kinds of things, including spacetime, material objects, persons, properties, mathematical objects, holes, fictional objects, and gender. We also discuss the relevance of contemporary metaphysics to other traditions of philosophy, including Buddhist philosophy and Chinese philosophy. By taking this course, you (1) gain general understanding of metaphysics and (2) advance your analytical thinking and writing skills. Li Kang.

 


 

Prerequisite(s): one 100-level course in Philosophy or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.



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