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2013 HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA308

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

This unit is an introduction to the basic problems of metaphysics, especially those concerning the nature of time, space, causation, and possibility. Questions addressed will include: What is time? What is space? Can you change the past? Arguments about the possibility of time travel will be used to challenge pre-theoretical attitudes towards these issues. The focus will be on recent developments, especially those surrounding the work of David Lewis.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA208 - 3000 words internal assessment (60%) 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA308 - 3500 words internal assessment (60%) 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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REQUISITE INFO
M.Excl HPS204/304
Prereq 25% level 100 any discipline

STAFF: Dr R Corry

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