Spring 2020 - PHIL 203 D100
Class Number: 7724
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
Office: WMC 5658
Prerequisites:One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100.
An examination of central problems of metaphysics such as space and time, universals and particulars, substance, identity and individuation and personal identity.
This course is about reality: what it is to be a “real” thing, which things are real, and whether it matters what is real. We will focus especially on three things that might or might not be real: causal relations, colours, and goodness. Readings will include both classic and contemporary work on these issues.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Three papers:
- Paper 1 (Short) 20%
- Paper 2 (Medium-length) 35%
- Paper 3 (Long) 45%
- Class attendance and participation will be taken into account in adjudicating borderline cases.
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 email@example.com More details on our website: SFU Philosophy
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