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PHIL2620 - Probability and Decision Theory

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Prof Mark Colyvan


Throughout our lives, in making decisions large and small, we gamble in the face of uncertainty. Because we are always unsure what the future holds, we base our choices on estimates of probability. But what is probability, how do we know about it, and how should we use that knowledge in making rational choices? This unit provides an introduction to the foundations and philosophical puzzles of probability and rational decision theory.


1xin-class test (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%)


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


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy



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