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Fall 2018

Philosophy (PHILOS)
PHILOS C128 - Topics in Philosophy of Mathematics: Kant to Hilbert

Lecture: Lec 1

Class ID: 312500200

Class Website: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/18F-PHILOS128-1

Day(s)

Time

Location

Open: 4 of 13 Left

0 of 5 Taken

9:30am-10:45am

Slichter Hall Room 2834

4.0

Walsh, S.

Final Exam Information

Date

Day

Time

Location(s)

December 13, 2018

Thursday

3pm-6pm

Slichter Hall: 2834

Enrollment Information

Grade Type

Individual Studies

Level

Letter Grade or Passed/ Not Passed

Class: None

No

N/A

Upper Division

Course Description

(Formerly numbered 128.) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 31, 132, and preferably one additional logic course. Introduction to philosophy of mathematics. Survey of philosophy of mathematics from Kant to Hilbert. Study of content and development of three main schools of logicism, formalism, and intuitionism in their historical context. Study of original texts of philosophy such as Kant, Frege, and Russell, and how their philosophy interacted with contemporary developments in mathematics and logic. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be concurrently scheduled with course C223. P/NP or letter grading.

Class Description

Introduction to philosophy of mathematics. Survey of philosophy of mathematics from Kant to Hilbert. One chief aim is understanding of content and development of three main schools--logicism, formalism, and intuitionism--in their historical context. In addition to studying original texts of philosophers such as Kant, Frege, and Russell, students try to describe how their philosophy interacted with developments in mathematics and logic at time. Includes lectures, midterm, final exam, and two short papers.

General Education (GE)

This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.

Writing II

This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.

Diversity

This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.

Class Notes

None

Department

Philosophy

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Materials Use Fee

0.00