Units of study

PHIL2620 - Probability and Decision Theory

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jason Grossman

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2220

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