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.
PHIL3615 - Pragmatism
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: David Macarthur
This unit of study will consider the emergence and recent developments of the distinctive philosophical outlook known as "American Pragmatism". We shall discuss various pragmatist approaches to central philosophical topics such as truth, mind, knowledge, logic, naturalism, apriority, and the fact/value distinction. A central theme will be the philosophical importance of the appeal to practice and the agent's point of view. Readings will include works by William James, C.S. Pierce, John Dewey, Robert Brandom, Wilfred Sellars, and Richard Rorty.
2x1000wd tutorial exercises (2x20%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points in Philosophy
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