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A photograph of a bust of Aristotle.
Aristotle. (Image courtesy of NASA StarChild.)


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Fall 2005



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Course Description

This course focuses on the study of basic metaphysical issues concerning existence, the mind-body problem, personal identity, and causation plus its implications for freedom. The course explores classical as well as contemporary readings.

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Stephen Yablo. 24.221 Metaphysics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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