Philosophy 290-3

Spring 2011

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-3 Graduate Seminar: Metaphysics : Objects and Properties Lee Th 2-4 234 Moses

This class will survey some recent literature in metaphysics, with a particular focus on issues concerning the constitution of objects, and the nature of properties. Topics we’ll discuss will include : Realism and Nominalism, The Relationship between Properties and Particulars, Supervenience and Constitution, Fundamentality, Intrinsicness, External vs Internal Relations, Quantities and Measurement, The Causal Theory of Properties, Humean Supervenience, Mereology and Composition, Location, 3 Dimensionalism vs 4 Dimensionalism.