PHIL 413 - Formal Philosophical Methods
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: ECON 251, ECON 309, MATH 116, MATH 121, PHIL 303, STATS 280, or STATS 412.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an extremely fast-paced and rigorous survey of formal tools used in contemporary philosophy. Students will become fluent with vocabulary, techniques, and results from a variety of technical fields, including formal semantics, propositional modal logic, probability theory, decision theory, and recent work on indicative and subjunctive conditionals. Lectures are highly interactive, requiring students to regularly review and demonstrate their understanding of material as it is introduced.

Course Requirements:

In addition to class participation, course requirements include six problem sets and a comprehensive final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is primarily designed for students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in Philosophy. The demanding pace and structure of the course will also appeal to students with an intrinsic interest in formal philosophical methods and a background in mathematics or adjacent fields.


PHIL 413 - Formal Philosophical Methods
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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