PHILO355

The Fundamental Structure of the World

What is there? What makes up the furniture of reality? What about holes, chairs, possible worlds, fictional characters, musical works, temporal parts, races, or genders? These are central questions within metaphysics that we explore in this paper. We also explore higher-level questions: what is it to exist, and how should we go about determining what there is? These are central questions within metametaphysics. Students in this paper will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of metaphysics and of how metaphysics should be done.

What is there? What makes up the furniture of reality? What about holes, chairs, possible worlds, fictional characters, musical works, temporal parts, races, or genders? These are central questions within metaphysics that we explore in this paper. We also explore higher-level questions: what is it to exist, and how should we go about determining what there is? These are central questions within metametaphysics. Students in this paper will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of metaphysics and of how metaphysics should be done.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed at least one philosophy paper at the 100 or 200 level.
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): PHIL350

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21B (HAM)B Trimester : 12 Jul 2021 - 7 Nov 2021 Hamilton
PHILO355-21B (HAM) is offered in a FLEXI mode. No online elements of this paper require student engagement at specific times / days.

Timetabled Lectures for The Fundamental Structure of the World (PHILO355)

DayStartEndRoomDates
Mon1:00 PM3:00 PMI.1.05Jul 12 - Oct 17
Thu10:00 AM11:00 AMI.1.01Jul 12 - Oct 17

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Indicative Fees for The Fundamental Structure of the World (PHILO355)

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21B (HAM) $789 $3239
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Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for PHILO355. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Philosophy

Other available years: The Fundamental Structure of the World - PHILO355 (2020)

Paper details current as of : 14 January 2021 6:50pm
Indicative fees current as of : 16 January 2021 4:30am

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