Reality, Time & Possibility: Metaphysics (PHIL2622)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is a unit in metaphysics: the discipline that tells us about the nature of the world. The unit carries on from the Reality component of first year. We engage with questions like: What is time? What is space? What makes something a person? How much change can I undergo and still be me? Are objects four-dimensional space-time worms? Do the past or future exist, and could we travel to them? Are there numbers?

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1400wd Essay (33%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 11 short multiple choice quizzes (22%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3662

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.