Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Aug 10, 2022  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 3305 - Math for Philosophy

Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with PHIL 6305 .

W. Starr.

This course introduces the mathematical methods used in many areas of contemporary philosophy without any assumed mathematical background. It will also cover some of the basic applications of these methods in a range of subfields within philosophy. The course consists of six units: 1. Basic Set theory; 2. Relations (applications in metaphysics); 3. Semantics (applications in metaphysics and epistemology); 4. Probabilities (applications in epistemology and philosophy of science); 5. Decision Theory (applications in ethics); 5. Game Theory (applications in philosophy of language and social philosophy). Other units and applications may be included depending on time and interest.

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