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.

PHIL2658 - Philosophy in Film

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Macarthur

Description

This unit will use the screening and criticism of carefully chosen classical and contemporary films to raise important philosophical questions and to contribute to our response to them. Each film screening will be paired with a key philosophical question that is explored in the film and further investigated in class: problems of freedom, human action, democracy, crime, love, otherness, marriage, conversation, selfhood, and being human. The class will also explore some central questions in the philosophy of film.

Assessments

1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1500wd take-home assignment (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, 1x film screening/week

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points of Philosophy) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

PHIL2658

             

Film

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

PHIL2658

     

Lecture 1

       

 

       

Lecture 2

     
1 This class runs from Week 10 to Week 13
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 9

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