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Metaphysics - PHL358

This unit examines traditional topics in metaphysics, focusing in particular on issues arising from metaphysics of mind. The unit is structured around traditional topics such as causation, free will, laws of nature, personal identity, and the nature of mental states. Some of the questions we will look at include:? How does the mind relate to the brain? Can mental states cause physical actions in the word? Could computers have minds and conscious experiences? Will my personal identity persist over time? What are the boundaries of the mind? Time permitting, we may also cover metaphysical topics in other areas in philosophy such as philosophy of art, philosophy of technology, and philosophy of religion.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Philosophy staff

(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHIL358, PHIX358
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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