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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2016: Metaphysics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

After an initial introductory overview the module will proceed to consider the following basic philosophical topics: Causation, Identity, Emergence, Supervenience, Personal Identity, Time, Material and abstract Objects, Properties.


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity16.5Eleven 90 minute lecture/discussions.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity10Weekly 1 hour tutorial
Guided Independent Study33Assigned readings associated with each lecture
Guided Independent Study10Preparation for class discussion
Guided Independent Study35Preparation of Assigned Essay
Guided Independent Study50Exam Revision and Private Study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Lectures and Powerpoints will be available on ELE