Current Debates in Metaphysics (PHIL*4370) | College of Arts

Current Debates in Metaphysics (PHIL*4370)

Code and section: PHIL*4370*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: Andrew Wayne


This course examines the metaphysics of space and time. It surveys the interplay of our metaphysical and scientific understanding of space and time from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Along the way, we shall examine other, deeply connected metaphysical issues including free will, causation, mental/physical dualism, determinism, modality, substance, identity and the supernatural.

Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.