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
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Slichter Hall Room 2834
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December 13, 2018
Slichter Hall: 2834
(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.
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.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.
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