Five College Consortium

Analytic Metaphysics

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Cognitive Science

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Hampshire College
This course is study of the key fundamental problems in metaphysics. What is a thing? Is it the same as what it is made of? What is the difference between a thing a property? What kind of thing is a cause? Do necessity and possibility exist, like things, or what is their status in the world of being? Possible worlds. In what way do space and time exist? Persistence through time: does anything endure? Do space and time have a beginning and an end? What is the relationship between the mental and the physical? Freewill. The problem of universals: does anything universal exist, or is everything a particular? Prerequisite: A course in philosophy.

Independent Work Writing and Research

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Analytic Metaphysics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Jonathan Westphal

02:00PM-03:20PM T,TH

Adele Simmons Hall 221