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
Semester 1, 2016 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Mark Colyvan
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)
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.
PHIL2644 - Critical Theory: From Marx to Foucault
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: John Grumley
The idea of critical theory emerged as an attempt to go beyond the alleged impasses of philosophy and actually challenge the world. This unit will consider various phases in the history of this project: from Marx, the Frankfurt School, to Foucault and Habermas. It will examine both the innovations and weaknesses of these various formulations in their historical context, as well as considering contemporary efforts to reanimate the idea of critical theory.
1x2000 word essay (50%), 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%), 1x500 word tutorial paper (10%)
1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week
12 junior credit points
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