Module code: V7086
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality.

In this module, you focus in particular on questions to do with realism and anti-realism.
(Realism here is understood to be the view that the nature of the world as it is in itself is altogether independent of anything to do with thought about it or representation of it - anti-realism is some form of reluctance to embrace realism.)

You trace the issue as it arises within empiricism, moving on to a modern approach to these concerns that arises out of ways of addressing the relation between language and the world.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary debates in the field.
  • Analyse key arguments in the history of metaphycics.
  • Demonstrate a coherent and detailed understanding of key metaphysical issues.