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PHL3690 - Metaphysics

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: John Bigelow


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit will deal with philosophical problems concerning modality and some issues in the metaphysics of individuals, properties, relations, change, events and fate. A large part of the subject will be recent articles which will be made available, and there will be ample opportunity for seminar discussions.


Essay (3000 word): 50%
Assignment (1500 words): 50%
Either of these components may optionally be replaced by a 3 hour examination.

Contact hours

2 hour (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


A first-year sequence in Philosophy and two 6-point second-year Philosophy units including at least one of PHL2110, PHL2130 or PHL2170.