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Topics in Metaphysics

Description

Essence 

This course examines the category of essence and of essentiality. What is it to be essentially F ? What are the main arguments for and against essentialism? It also examines the relations between essence, apriority, modality and generality and the nature of knowledge of essence. Particular attention will be paid to the views of Hume, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Kit Fine and Bob Hale.

People

 

Mulligan K.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Fall, Spring
Academic year
2021-2022
ECTS
6
Language
English
Education
Master of Arts in Philosophy, Core course, 2nd year