Faculty of Arts


PHIL 266

Games, Rationality and Choice


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for PHIL 266.

Description

Are our decisions a matter of reason alone? How are they influenced by others? And can we reason about what others believe about us? The course introduces some ideas from the logic of preference, decision theory, game theory, probability and models of belief dynamics. It is a practical course of formal methods for philosophy students, with an emphasis on applications.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Jeremy Seligman

Recommended Reading

Michael D. Resnik, Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987)

Points

PHIL 266: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Philosophy or PHIL 101 or PHIL 105               
 


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