Units of study

PHIL4109 - Research Topics - Mind and Metaphysics

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kristie Lyn Miller
Phone: +61 2 9036 9663
Email: kristie.miller@sydney.edu.au

Description

The philosophy of mind and metaphysics examines core issues in our understanding of the mind and the nature of reality. Topics include the ontology of mind, the nature of concepts and mental representations, and the problem of mental content. Metaphysics is concerned with these questions as well as other questions about reality, including the nature of necessity, causation, and how to reconcile recent scientific discoveries with our common-sensical conception of the world. The unit will provide background to these areas, and engage with contemporary research on that foundation.

Assessments

1x 5000 wds Essay (100%)

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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