MATH 3850

MATH 3850

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Modal logic is a general logical framework for systematizing reasoning about qualified and relativized truth. It has been used to study the logic of possibility, time, knowledge, obligation, provability, and much more. This course will explore both the theoretical foundations and the various philosophical applications of modal logic. On the theoretical side, we will cover basic metatheory, including Kripke semantics, soundness and completeness, correspondence theory, and expressive power. On the applied side, we will examine temporal logic, epistemic logic, deontic logic, counterfactuals, two-dimensional logics, and quantified modal logic. 

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: at least one prior course in philosophy, preferably in logic.

Distribution Category (MQR-AS, SMR-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3340PHIL 6311

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17477 MATH 3850   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 111
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Kocurek, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person