|Course Number:||PHIL 352|
||MW 2:00-3:40 p.m., SH 190|
|Prerequisites:||Completion of the lower division writing requirement and 3 units
|Contact information:||Professor Stern|
Phone: (818) 677-4853
Sierra Tower, Room 508
Office hours: MW 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. and
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.; also by appointment
Phone: (818) 677-2756
Sierra Tower, Room 530
Office hours: MW 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.; also by appointment
An examination of traditional and contemporary views concerning major issues in metaphysics, such as continued existence through change, universals and particulars, realism, causation, necessity and possibility, possible worlds, and time and space. Will also include regular sessions on philosophical writing and methodology. Regular written assignments will be required.
See SCHEDULE for a schedule of topics and assignments. The schedule may be adjusted in response to learning outcomes as the semester progresses. Changes will be announced in class and on the class announcements web page (ANNOUNCEMENTS). Revisions to the schedule page itself may lag behind these announcements.
- possible worlds
- persistence through time
Loux, Michael J. (ed.), Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings. Routledge, 2d edition, 2008.
ISBN-10 0-415-96238-2, ISBN-13 978-0-415-96238-4. Pryor, James, Guidelines on Reading Philosophy. Pryor, James, Guidelines on Writing Philosophy. Additional readings will be available online in electronic journals.
Pluses and minuses will be used. Documentation will be required for excused absences. Each student may have 3 unexcused absences without a grade penalty. Each additional unexcused absence will result in a grade penalty of 3%. Required work will be weighted as follows (subject to adjustment) in determining course grade:Academic integrity:This formula may be adjusted if the number of graded short writing assignments is not sufficiently large for the weight listed above. Any modifications will be announced in class and on the class announcement web page, ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Short writing assignments 30% Draft of midterm paper 5% Midterm paper 20% Draft of term paper 5% Term paper 40%
The University is a community with learning as its central purpose. Both the unity of the community and the activity of learning depend upon academic integrity. As a result, we take academic integrity and its breaches seriously. You can expect discovery of a violation to result in the filing of a Student Misconduct Complaint with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. For information on what constitutes academic dishonesty, and on the possible repercussions of and penalties for acts of academic dishonesty, consult the CSUN Student Conduct Code in the University Catalog or at http://www.csun.edu/anr/soc/studentconduct.html. See details on plagiarism and how to avoid it at http://library.csun.edu/Guides/ResearchStrategies/AvoidingPlagiarism.
Students with special needs should work with the office of Disability Resources and Educational Services and inform us of any accommodations needed.
Schedule of assignments http://www.csun.edu/~hcphi003/PHIL352/schedule.html Announcements http://www.csun.edu/~hcphi003/PHIL352/announcements.html
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