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

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.

PHIL4011 - Philosophy Honours A

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 12

Coordinator: Luke Nigel Russell


The Honours program in Philosophy consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. four seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.

The thesis should be of 12,000-15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 4,000-5,000 words of written work or its equivalent.

The thesis is worth 40% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 15%.

The following seminars are on offer in 2013:

Semester 1
Cosmopolitanism and Community (Dr Thomas Besch)
Philosophy and Genetics (Prof Paul Griffith)
Formal Semantics (Dr Nick Smith)
Happiness, Welfare and Meaning (Dr Caroline West)

Semester 2
The Philosophy of "mere Life" (Dr John Grumley)
Pragmatism: The Kantian Legacy (Dr David Macarthur)


a thesis of 12,000-15,000 words, 4,000-5,000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar and a 20 minute mini-conference presentation


2x2-hr seminars/week


48 credit points of Philosophy at Senior level, with a credit average or better, and including 6 credit points from each of the three programs (History of Philosophy; Epistemology, Metaphysics & Logic; Aesthetics, Ethics and Political Philosophy). Intending Honours students are strongly encouraged to discuss their unit choices with the Honours Coordinator at the beginning of their third year. The department places importance on the breadth of the philosophical education of its Honours graduates, and encourages intending Honours students to avoid over-specialisation at Senior level

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