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.

PHIL2648 - German Philosophy, Leibniz to Nietzsche

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Byron Clugston

Description

This unit surveys German Philosophy from Leibniz via Kant and the German idealists to Nietzsche. The first half of the unit examines the main aspects of Kant's "Copernican revolution" as a response to Leibniz's "monadology". The second half examines extensions and transformations of Kant's philosophy by critical appropriators extending from Fichte to Nietzsche. Throughout, the philosophical views involved will be related more generally to questions of science, morals and politics, art, education, and religion.

Assessments

1x1000wd tutorial exercise (25%), 1x500wd essay outline (15%), 1x2500-3000wd final essay (60%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2641, PHIL3011

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2648

   

Lecture

       

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