Knowledge & Reality B

Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 21803

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

Knowledge and Reality B is the second part of the Knowledge and Reality module. This part introduces students to some central topics and issues in metaphysics. These will include some of: the existence of God; the problem of free will; the mind – body problem; the nature and existence of universals; personal identity; time; the problem of change; causation; laws of nature. The emphasis will be on the critical analysis and evaluation of philosophical positions and arguments, so that students receive a grounding not only in topics in epistemology and metaphysics but in the methods of analytical philosophy more generally.

Teaching and learning methods

Taught through both lectures and seminars