Faculty of Arts

PHIL 737

Logic 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for PHIL 737.


Logical methods have been employed in the analysis of many key problems in epistemology, such as Fitch's paradox about knowability, the problem of logical omniscience, the surprise examination paradox, the Gettier problem, backwards induction, truth approximation and scientific progress, paradoxes of time travel and quantum mechanics, and decision problems such as that of Sleeping Beauty and Judy Benjamin.

A new area of research is applications of logic to social epistemology such as the phenomenon of information cascades and the relationship between social structure and group knowledge. The course will focus on some of these topics. A more precise specification will be provided nearer the time. Although the course has no formal prerequisite, students will be expected to have a sound understanding of logic at the stage two level (PHIL 222 and 216 and/or 266) and preferably at stage three (PHIL 305 and/or 315).

Availability 2018

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Jeremy Seligman


PHIL 737: 15.0 points

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