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Probability and Decision Theory - PHIL2620

Year - 2018

Throughout our lives, in making decisions large and small, we gamble in the face of uncertainty. Because we are always unsure what the future holds, we base our choices on estimates of probability. But what is probability, how do we know about it, and how should we use that knowledge in making rational choices? This unit provides an introduction to the foundations and philosophical puzzles of probability and rational decision theory.

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

Assessment
1xin-class test (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2220

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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