PH-2050

   Title   METAPHYSICS
   Description   SPRING 2017
A comprehensive introduction to the main
questions of Metaphysics: being, causality,
substance, individuation, existence. In all these
topics we will keep in mind the history of
Metaphysics with emphasis on the Thomistic
tradition. We will examine the scope of
Metaphysics as science, its object, and the
treatment of the question of being. Format:
Online lecture. One discussion session per week.
Evaluation: paper, quizzes and final exam.
Audience: MDiv, MA/MTS, PhD/ThD [Previous
completion of Philosophy of Nature course highly
recommended; Auditors excluded]

SPRING 2018
Metaphysics is the part of philosophy that
attempts to get behind all appearances and to
arrive at reasoned judgments about how things
really are. This course presents a comprehensive
introduction to Aristotelian and Thomistic
metaphysics. Topics included are the nature of
metaphysics as a science and its subject matter,
the analogy of being, actuality and potentiality,
causality, substance, individuation, the
composition esse-essentia, the transcendentals.
In all these topics we will keep in mind the
history of Metaphysics from Parmenides to
Heidegger to examine the scope of Metaphysics as
science, its object and the treatment of the
problem of metaphysics. [Faculty Consent
required; Auditors excluded]
   Meeting Information   
for 16/SP   
Bldg RoomDaysStart/End Time
DSPT:2TH09:40AM-11:00AM





* Note: The description above does not necessarily apply to any courses other than the one in the latest term.
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