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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 377                                    
Course Title: Reality, Truth and Being: Metaphysics
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Metaphysics, often called first philosophy, inquires into the nature of truth and reality. We'll ask such questions as: What is a thing? Is a person a kind of thing? Does God exist? Where are non-material objects, like numbers and ideas? What are time and space? What are the metaphysical assumptions of social constructs and identities? Anyone who has ever wondered whether there is a mind-independent reality, or any reality at all, has thought about the subject matter of metaphysics. Attention will be paid to both Western and non-Western philosophical sources.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, PHI 231
Start Date:    06/30/2011                         End Date: