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The course begins with an introduction to metaphysics. Youll explore its connection to physics before looking at the discipline in further detail. Metaphysics is all about discovering what reality is. To give you further insight into this youll learn about the structure of reality. From here youll become familiar with the central questions asked in metaphysics, such as: What is existence? What is identity? What are space and time?
Studying the Metaphysics Foundation Diploma Course, youll explore cosmology, with examples from philosophers, astronomers and religions, along with a major part of metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the various theories that claim to explain how our minds work in relation to our bodies and the wider world. The course also covers free will, asking important questions on the topic: Does it exist? Or are we pre-determined to do what we do? Do we really have free choice? Discover what various theories have to say.
Youll delve into the relationship between metaphysics and science, as the course asks whether they are compatible or not and if they can work together. The course also considers whether metaphysics is really valid, and explores the ideas of thinkers who support metaphysics, and those who think it cant be used to understand reality.
Along with covering the questions that metaphysics asks, youll also be guided through the history of this form of philosophy. Youll explore the thoughts of Western philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, along with modern philosophers, rationalism, and analytical philosophy. The Metaphysics Foundation Diploma Course also considers Eastern philosophy, as you look at classical Chinese, African, Indian and Buddhist metaphysical ideas.
The course rounds out with a short selection of other theories in metaphysics. These include feminist metaphysics, various types of solipsism and more theisms than you can count!
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1 An Introduction to Metaphysics
Module 2 Central Questions of Metaphysics
Module 3 What is Metaphysical Cosmology?
Module 4 Mind or Matter?
Module 5 Does Free Will Exist?
Module 6 Metaphysics and Science
Module 7 Is Metaphysics Really Valid?
Module 8 History of Western Metaphysics
Module 9 History of International Metaphysics
Module 10 A Selection of Other Metaphysics Theories
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