Problems in Metaphysics

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Course Objective

To engage the student with some of the central issues of metaphysics discussed both in classical and contemporary philosophy in both Anglo-American, Continental and Indian traditions. To make the student proficient in dealing with metaphysical questions and make them realize the centrality of metaphysics in philosophy.

Course Content

Ontological issues concerning God or Necessary Being, Mind, Self and Personal Identity, Universals and Particulars, Primary and Secondary Qualities, and Fictional Objects . Understanding the place of Mind in the Natural World, the distinction between Being-in-itself and Being-for-itself, Agency and Freedom, Subjective and Objective, Consciousness and Self-Consciousness, and the notion of Inter-subjectivity. Special study on the conceptualization of reality in terms of Phenomena and Noumena will form an important part of the course.
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