Emendations to list given below:

Please note following emendations to the list of units below (See Handbook errata)
You will be able to enrol in the PHIL2619 through Sydney Student.

  • PHIL2619 Philosophy of Mathematics– Semester 1 (See details below)
  • PHIL2661 Philosophy of Sex will not be offered in 2016

Units of study

PHIL2619 Philosophy of Mathematics

Semester 1, 2016 | Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Colyvan
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Assessments 2x2250wd essays (2x50%) Classes 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy Prohibitions PHIL3219, PHIL2219 Tuesday 10-12 Lecture (Teachers College Lecture Theatre 306)

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.

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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