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PHIL2811 - Philosophy Exchange

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

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PHIL2619 Philosophy of Mathematics

Semester 1, 2016 | Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Colyvan
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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.

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)