This course surveys formal tools used in contemporary philosophy, providing students with an introduction to vocabulary, techniques, and results from formal semantics, propositional modal logic, probability theory, decision theory, and recent literature on conditionals. Each section of the course begins with an introduction to formal material and ends with a contemporary philosophical paper presupposing that material.
Requirements include six problem sets and a final exam.
Students who have completed QR/1 requirement
3 hrs of lecture with time for discussion per week