Fall 2018 - PHIL 203 D100

Metaphysics (3)

Class Number: 6332

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    TASC2 8500, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 5016, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of central problems of metaphysics such as space and time, universals and particulars, substance, identity and individuation and personal identity.

COURSE DETAILS:

Metaphysics is the study of reality, construed in the broadest possible sense. Potential questions to be discussed include: What is the nature of time? Is time-travel possible? What exists? What are their features or properties? How do things persist across time? What is causation? How can we account for the difference between possibility and actuality?

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

PHIL 203 is a required course for the Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate

Grading

  • Midterm Test 20%
  • Term Paper 40%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

 All readings will be made available on Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Thinking of a Philosophy Major or Minor? The Concentration in Law and Philosophy? The Certificate in Ethics? The Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate?
Contact the PHIL Advisor at philmgr@sfu.ca   More details on our website: SFU Philosophy

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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