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PH 315 Metaphysics and Epistemology

This course is a philosophical examination of our knowledge of the world and the ultimate nature of reality. Topics may include the difference between knowledge and mere opinion, what may be reasonably doubted and what can be known with certainty, the meaning of "existence," "being," "truth," and "reality;" conceptual relativity vs. absolutism about the ultimate nature of reality; the nature of and relationship among basic features of our world such as space, time, mind, and matter; causation, actuality, possibility, and necessity; why there is something rather than nothing; the nature of persons; free will; and the possibility of life after death. Prerequisites: EN 102 and PH 100. Liberal Arts Core/University Designation: PH-2, WI. (3)