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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.

Course code: PHEN05

ECTS Credits: 6

Professor: Glenn Morris

Course 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. 

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction

Section 1.1-­‐ What we term ‘Metaphysics’

Section 1.2-­‐ Scientific Knowledge and Metaphysics

Section 1.3-­‐ The Concept of Being
Section 1.4: The least possible comprehension
Section 1.5: The least possible comprehension

Chapter 2: The Analogy of Being

Section 2.1-­‐ A Term

Section 2.2-­‐ Two Types of Equivocal terms

Section 2.3-­‐ The Analogy of Attribution

Section 2.4-­‐ The Analogy of Improper Proportionality

Section 2.5-­‐ The Analogy of Proper Proportionality

Section 2.6-- The concept of being is an analogous concept

Chapter 3: The Properties of Being

Chapter 4: Potency & Act

Chapter 5: Essence & Existence

Chapter 6: Substance & Subsistence

Chapter 7: ACCIDENTS