PHIL 401

Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Conducted as an advanced seminar, the course addresses topics from metaphysics and epistemology, understood to include the philosophy of mind. Each student writes and presents a substantial seminar paper related to the course. Representative course topics include human freedom and the causal order, conceivability and possibility, number and other abstractions, the infinite, <em>a priori</em> knowledge, relativism and truth, knowledge of the self, intentionality, mental causation, and the nature of consciousness.

Prerequisites: PHIL 228, 273, and any two of PHIL 215, 219, and 281.