PHIL 6305

PHIL 6305

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course introduces the mathematical methods used in many areas of contemporary philosophy without any assumed mathematical background. It will also cover some of the basic applications of these methods in a range of subfields within philosophy. The course consists of six units: 1. Basic Set theory; 2. Relations (applications in metaphysics); 3. Semantics (applications in metaphysics and epistemology); 4. Probabilities (applications in epistemology and philosophy of science); 5. Decision Theory (applications in ethics); 5. Game Theory (applications in philosophy of language and social philosophy). Other units and applications may be included depending on time and interest.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Co-meets with PHIL 3305.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 3305

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17700PHIL 6305  LEC 001

  • 17701PHIL 6305  DIS 201