Units of study

PHIL2619 - Philosophy of Mathematics

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Samuel Thomas Baron

Description

An examination of contemporary problems in the Philosophy of Mathematics. We will look at intuitionism, nominalism, Platonism, and constructivism in mathematics, while also discussing the reduction of mathematics to set theory, the Cantorian higher infinite (at some length) and the significance of the Godel and Lob theorems.

Assessments

2x2250wd essays (2x50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week.

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3219, PHIL2219

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