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CODE 111207
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course in Metaphysics is an introduction to the main topics of analytical metaphysics: the notions of substance and metaphysical dependence, the notions of object, identity, and numerability, the notions of essence and essentialism, the notions of part, whole, and composition, the notion of causality, and the notion of personal identity. Some lectures will be devoted to the topic of the methodology of metaphysics and philosophy in general.

The teaching assumes knowledge of basic logic. The course in Metaphysics is strongly discouraged for students who do not fulfil this requirement.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course in Metaphysics aims to introduce students to the study of the classical themes of metaphysics. In particular, after clarifying what metaphysics does and with what methodology, we will study the notions of substance and metaphysical dependence, the notions of object, identity, and numerability, the notions of essence and essentialism, the notions of part, whole, and composition, the notion of causality, and the notion of personal identity.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course students will be able to master the main topics of analytical metaphysics. Students will acquire the necessary competence to face the autonomous study of metaphysical essays and the in-depth study of topics that could be of interest for the writing of the degree thesis.

PREREQUISITES

The teaching assumes knowledge of basic logic. The course in Metaphysics is strongly discouraged for students who do not fulfil this requirement.

TEACHING METHODS

The course covers a cycle of lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The programme of the course will be presented at the beginning of lessons

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The bibliography of the course will be uploaded to aulaweb at the begining of lessons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

TBA

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will be assessed on the basis of (i) knowledge of the contents covered during the course, (ii) ability to analyse and reconstruct philosophical arguments, and (iii) appropriateness in the use of philosophical language.