Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

Philosophy and Philosophy of Science Philosophy and Philosophy of Science


01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
Course directors:
Boran Berčić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Michael Watkins, Auburn University, United States
Course description:

We will work on the central issues in the contemporary metaphysics: the nature of existence; realism and antirealism in general; problems of diacronic and syncronic identity; persistence through time: endurantism and perdurantism; realism and nominalism about the universals; the nature of substance; the nature of abstract entities; presentism and eternalism; actualism and possibilism; the nature of causation; compatibilism and incompatibilism about the free will; reductionism, antireductionism and eliminativism in general; material constitution; secondary properties; dispositionalism; problems of metametaphysics; etc.

Lecturers: Elisa Paganini, John Hanry Taylor, Sam Coleman, David Pitt, Maria Sekatskaya, Mark Balaguer, Marian David, Howard Hewitt, Tadeusz Cieciersky, Michael Watkins, Boran Berčić.

The course offers ECTS credits.