PHI302 - Metaphysics

The course will take on some metaphysical themes of perennial interest, such as ontological commitment, the problem of universals, and the ontology of material objects. Readings will be drawn mainly from recent and contemporary sources.

Preparatory Reading

A good place to start is E.J. Lowe, A Survey of Metaphysics (OUP).


One coursework essay (50%) and one exam (50%); or one long essay (100%).


Eric Olson