There are two versions of this course. The introductory level course focuses on three main topics: (1) time, (2) personal identity, and (3) freedom. The upper-level course focuses on a variety of topics in metaphysics, including, but not limited to, the following: the nature and method of ontology, abstract objects, ontological commitment, temporal ontology, paraphrase, possible worlds, properties, material composition, puzzles associated with material coincidence, death, and time travel.


Slides for 100-level Metaphysics

Unit 1: Time

Unit 2: Personal Identity

Unit 3: Freedom


The seminar version of the metaphysics course uses handouts rather than lecture slides. Handouts for Metaphysics Seminar - Fall 2022