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This module introduces to and deepens students' understanding of analytic metaphysics, and especially analytic ontology, through the debate about fictional characters. While the module focuses on the metaphysics of fictional characters, the methodological strategies employed are the same across various areas of metaphysics. Thus, this module will be beneficial to any student who is interested in analytic metaphysics.
The module will allow students to improve and demonstrate core skills in philosophy, e.g. understanding complex texts, critically engaging with philosophical articles, evaluating arguments and theories, and developing own positions in relation to the issues that are discussed in the module. Students will read classic and contemporary texts in analytic metaphysics, and will acquire knowledge of the main theories in the debate about fictional characters.
Keywords: analytic metaphysics, analytic ontology, fictional realism, fictional anti-realism, Meinongianism, fictional creationism, Quine, fictionalism, paraphrase
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Essay at the end of the semester||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Continuous assessment||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Participation in the seminar||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
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