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Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
PHIL 295
Fall 2021 not offered

An introduction to the principal philosophical positions on the nature of mathematics and logic. The theories of mathematics to be examined include logicism, formalism, intuitionism, constructivism, and structuralism. The theories about logic to be discussed include monism vs. pluralism, extensionalism vs. intensionalism, theories of logical constants, and the status of second-order logic. Some of knowledge of deductive logic, such as PHIL 231 or MATH 243, is very helpful, but not required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHIL202 OR PHIL231
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)

Last Updated on DEC-09-2022
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