Tyler W. Hildebrand
A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.
Metaphysics is concerned with the nature of our world and the beings that occupy it. Metametaphysics is concerned with the semantics, epistemology, and methodology of metaphysics. Thus, this course considers questions such as the following: What is the meaning of metaphysical statements? What does (or could) justify metaphysical beliefs? What methods should we use to investigate metaphysical issues? What is the relationship between science and metaphysics? In short, this class investigates the possibility of metaphysical inquiry. TEXT: "Metametaphysics", Chalmers, Manley, and Wasserman, eds.
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