This course will introduce students to a variety of traditional and contemporary metaphysical issues, such as universals, ontological commitment, the ontology of material objects, and realism and its alternatives. Readings will include Russell, Quine, Lewis, and van Inwagen.
Students wanting a taste of the course might consult E.J. Lowe A Survey of Metaphysics (Oxford University Press).
Lectures and Seminars:
Meeting times are the same as for the undergraduate module PHI302.
If there are three or more postgraduates taking the module, a separate seminar will be scheduled for them.