Course Code PHIL 251
Course Title Metaphysics and Epistemology
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Tasneem Alsayyed Ahmad)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces philosophical theories about the nature of reality (metaphysics), how we gain knowledge of it (epistemology), and of why such questions matter. Topics may include skepticism, the nature of rationality, knowledge of other minds, realism and anti-realism, and free will and determinism.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Gerry Callaghan
Coordinator Gerry Callaghan
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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