Reality Time and Possibility M'physics Adv (PHIL3662)


This unit is an advanced version of PHIL2622. It explores the relationship between space, time and modality. It asks the questions: What is time? What is space? How do objects exist through time? Could our world have been other than it is? What sorts of things are persons? Is it possible to travel backwards in time? Is our world ultimately composed of fundamental simple objects? The course provides a general background in analytic metaphysics.

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2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1475wd Essay (33%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 12 quizzes (22%)

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12 Senior credit points in Philosophy



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