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Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics - Part 1

Metaphysics is the study of things in their ultimate causes. As such, the specialty of metaphysics is that it seeks the final explanation or the ultimate causes of things precisely in so far as they are, in so far as they exist, or in so far as they are real. Aristotle called it “First Philosophy” or “Theology” since it leads to the first principle or the ultimate explanation of all things.

ECTS Credits: 6
Professor: Fr Glen Morris OP

Description :

Metaphysics is the study of things in their ultimate causes. As such, the specialty of metaphysics is that it seeks the final explanation or the ultimate causes of things precisely in so far as they are, in so far as they exist, or in so far as they are real. Aristotle called it “First Philosophy” or “Theology” since it leads to the first principle or the ultimate explanation of all things.

 

Educational achievements

At the end of this course, students will have:

  • Excellent foundation for continuing their studies
  • Acquired experience and confidence in reading, comprehension and text analysis.
  • Students will be able to use it in other courses or projects.

 

Evaluation methods :

Student will provide a written assignment (between 3 and 5 pages) by treating a subject to choose from those proposed.

 

Bibliography :

  • Tresmontant. Christian Metaphysics. London:1965 

  • Emerich Coreth. Metaphysics. New York:1968 

  • Van Steenbergen. Ontology. Louvain:1970 

  • George P. Klubertanz, S.J. Introduction to the Philosophy of Being. New York: 1955 

  • Joseph M. Mauceri, M.D. Ethics and Human Life. Chicago: 2001