課程資訊
課程名稱
專題研究:形上學中的立基概念
Special Study: Metaphysical Grounding 
開課學期
106-2 
授課對象
文學院  哲學研究所  
授課教師
鄧敦民 
課號
Phl7866 
課程識別碼
124 M5950 
班次
 
學分
1.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期五1(8:10~9:00) 
上課地點
哲研討室三 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。請先徵得授課教師及申請者同意後,始得選課。
限碩士班以上 且 限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生)
總人數上限:5人 
 
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課程概述

當代的分析形上學研究有很大一部分關注著世界結構的問題。究竟這個世界存不存在客觀的結構?如果存在,這個結構應該是什麼樣的存有物?且我們該如何理解?為了回應以上若干問題,形上學家發展出「立基」概念去說明世界的結構。但何謂立基概念則是形上學家需要進一步說明的。除此之外,立基概念與其他形上學概念之間的關聯又是如何,也有待進一步釐清。
Contemporary analytic metaphysics concerns the structure of reality. Is there an objective structure of the world? And if yes, what should the structure be like and how should we understand it? In order to answer these questions, metaphysicians have developed theories of metaphysical grounding to try to capture the structure of the world. But what exactly does the concept of “metaphysical grounding” mean and what connections it has to other concepts in metaphysics are still to be investigated.
 

課程目標
使學生能清楚掌握「立基」概念在形上學中的應用,並期望學生在修習本課程後,能將立基概念與自身的研究做結合。
The aim of this course is to equip students with the necessary abilities to research on metaphysical grounding by reading and discussing important discourses in the field.
 
課程要求
每週閱讀指定內容,並寫作短文,定期討論。 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
1. Armstrong, D. M. (2004). Truth and Truthmakers. Cambridge University Press.
2. Beebee, Helen & Dodd, Julian (eds.) (2005). Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate. Clarendon Press.
3. Bennett, Karen (2017). Making Things Up. Oxford University Press.
4. Correia Fabrice, & Schnieder Benjamin, (eds.) (2012). Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press.
5. Merricks, Trenton (2007). Truth and Ontology. Oxford University Press.
6. Sider, Theodore (2011). Writing the Book of the World. Oxford University Press.
 
指定閱讀
Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers”
Sider, “Writing the Book of the World”  
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
課堂討論 
50% 
 
2. 
期末論文 
50% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
3/02  Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers” (ch1-2) 
第2週
3/09  Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers” (ch3-4) 
第3週
3/16  Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers” (ch5-6) 
第4週
3/23  Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers” (ch7-8) 
第5週
3/30  Armstrong, “Truth and Truthmakers” (ch9-11) 
第6週
4/06  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch1-2) 
第7週
4/13  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch3) 
第8週
4/20  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch4) 
第9週
4/27  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch5) 
第10週
5/04  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch6) 
第11週
5/11  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch7, p124-147) 
第12週
5/18  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch7, p147-167) 
第13週
5/25  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch8) 
第14週
6/01  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch9, p197-224) 
第15週
6/08  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch9, p224-255) 
第16週
6/15  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch10) 
第17週
6/22  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch11) 
第18週
6/29  Sider, “Writing the Book of the World” (ch12-13)