Monday, 12:30-3:15 in 220 Malloy
Debates in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language (as well as other areas of philosophy) often turn on questions about the existence and nature of properties, relations, and propositions. This seminar will engage contemporary work on, among others, the following questions: Should we believe in the existence of properties, relations, and propositions? If so, why? What are properties and relations, and how do they connect to the entities that have them? What are propositions, and how are they related to properties and relations? Do propositions represent in a way that properties and relations don't? What are the conditions under which properties, propositions, and relations are identical or distinct?
Office hoursNolan: TBA.
Honor code"As a member of the Notre Dame community, I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to learn and abide by principles of intellectual honesty and academic integrity, and therefore I will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty."
It is important that work you submit for assessment be your own work. Please do not plagiarise, and please include references when you have taken ideas or text from other sources, including when there is not direct quotation but you have taken information from a source.
Do not use Chat-GPT or any other AI system when composing your work.