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.

PHIL2635 - Contemporary Political Philosophy

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Carl Malpas

Description

A critical introduction to the major schools of thought in contemporary political philosophy, organized around the theme of inclusion and exclusion. The inclusive ambitions of liberal political theory will be confronted with objections from thinkers motivated by concern with various facets of social and political exclusion, notably based on the categories of gender, cultural difference, deviancy and statelessness. Debates relating to refugees and asylum seekers will be considered in the latter part of this unit of study.

Assessments

1x2000 word essay (50%), 1x500 word tutorial paper (10%) and 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

Kymlicka, W. Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy, OUP, 2nd edition.
Unit reader available from the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3535, PHIL2535

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