Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Tom Roberts (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
Metaphysics has been concerned with philosophy’s most fundamental questions and traditionally was thought of as drawing upon distinctively philosophical methods to answer questions that the sciences could not answer. For much of the 20th century “metaphysics” was seen as an outdated and moribund pursuit by philosophers who believed that philosophy lacks any distinctive knowledge-begetting methods of its own. By the turn of the 21st century however, metaphysics had rebounded to become the fastest growing sector within philosophy. The module will provide you with an in depth study of the meaning of 'metaphysics', basic concepts of metaphysics and the nature of metaphysical inquiry into a variety of contemporary problems.