Intermediate-level course on metaphysics or equivalent knowledge.
After completing the course, students will have a profound understanding of different aspects of metaphysics and comprehensive knowledge of one specialised area of metaphysics. The course aims to deepen the students' ability to analyse and understand the different types of argumentation in metaphysics.
Literature will be agreed upon on a case by case basis. Non-exhaustive reading list: A. Bird: Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties (3 cr); M. Devitt: Putting Metaphysics First (3 cr); J. Divers: Possible worlds (5 cr); E. J. Lowe: More Kinds of Being (3 cr); T. Sider: Writing the Book of The World (3 cr); T. E. Tahko (ed.): Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics (3 cr); T. E. Tahko: An Introduction to Metametaphysics (3 cr); J. Kim & E. Sosa (eds.): Metaphysics: An Anthology (10 cr); M. Loux & D. Zimmerman (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (excluding section 8) (5 cr)
The Faculty of Social Sciences’ Examinarium exams are replaced from 16 March with alternative arrangements until 31 May 2020 until further notice. Register for Examinarium in WebOodi and contact the teacher about the books / check the course page for further instructions. (NOTE: do not register in Examinarium or reserve the room for the exam.)
Typically a lecture course (3 cr). In addition to this, students will complete a literature examination (2 cr) or an essay (2 cr). All students can also complete the course as a more extensive literature examination (5 cr).