This course explores one of the central topics of metaphysics: causation. It takes the historical, recent, and state-of-the-art developments in theorising about causation, and relates it to a range of other topics in philosophy, and in the wider world (such as safety engineering, artificial intelligence, and the law). Students will learn to critically engage with up-to-date professional texts, and to apply their understanding on this topic to their other courses, and, for some, to their future work.
Course lecturer: Dr Neil McDonnell
Lecture hour & venue: See Honours timetable
Teaching resources for this course will be made available on the Philosophy Moodle site.