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Last approved: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:34:43 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy (PHIL)
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Mathematics
Fall 2015
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Basic understanding of first-order logic.
Friend, Michele
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Examination of several philosophies of mathematics, with in-depth concentration on Field’s “fictionalism.” A fictionalist believes that all of the ontology of mathematics is favorably compared to a fictional object, so it does not literally exist. Students develop reactions to Field’s philosophical position using the resources of alternative philosophical positions.

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Course offered on demand in fall or spring, as part of the new MA in Philosophy. Course description revised.

Course requirements revised to include grading percentages.
gweiss (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:43:01 GMT): Rollback: new course description to include in course syllabus
alm113 (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:52:40 GMT): Re-submitted with learning outcomes added and change of course title based on professor feedback.
gweiss (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:04:23 GMT): Since Phil of Mathematics and Phil of Logic are now separate courses, they are not repeatable for credit so this is what has been changed.
jarkes (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:29:45 GMT): Rollback: Amanda--Same issues as the last course returned.
cbeil (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:42:05 GMT): Rollback: Please add the course requirements and the grading scheme to the syllabus.
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