New! Winter Philosophy Course
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy investigating the fundamental nature of reality. Students will discuss some of the contemporary metaphysical issues of personal identity, mind-body relation, possibility, abd constitution. Students will also analyze some fundamental notions like identity, individuation. They will read classical and contemporary philosophical debates on the issues and critically review them, and ultimately attempt to create one’s own position in these debates.
During the online course, students will be encouraged to critically think of the issues beyond their experience. They will learn how to evaluate various types of rigorous philosophical arguments and build their own good arguments using logical tools. In doing so, students will also be involved in several debates; they will take a position, find strong opponents, and attempt to refute them. This will help students get accustomed to be challenged and learn how to use challenges to develop and polish their ideas.
The instructor for this course, Lee-Sun Choi, has conducted research on metaphysics and philosophy of mind and has taught Logic, Intro to Philosophy, and Intro to Metaphysics.
Other exciting winter offerings in philosophy include hybrid course Intro to Modern Philosophy (01:730:205) and online course Philosophy of Language (01:730:210). Visit the schedule of classes to view all philosophy offerings.