PHIL 3610 Philosophy of Mathematics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 13.4.
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3 hours, 3 credits
Introduction to philosophy of mathematics. Classical philosophers of mathematics (Pythagoreans, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill). Major 20th-century schools (logicism, intuitionism, formalism). Recent developments (realism/nominalism debate, structuralism, philosophy of set theory).
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1] or permission of the chairperson.