Metaphysics

Derek A. Leben, Metaphysics, Spring 2015

Course Description

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of reality: what entities really exist, and how are these entities related to each other? Traditional entities of metaphysical concern include: God, free will, consciousness, parallel universes and possibilities, objects, space, time, and causation. This course will discuss traditional metaphysical positions and arguments within the context of modern physics.

Required Texts:

-Metaphysics: An Introduction
-Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
-Quantum Mechanics and Experience by David Albert
-The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
-A Universe from Nothing by Laurence Krauss

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