Spring 2019 - PHIL 315 D100

Formal Methods in Philosophy (3)

Class Number: 5802

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 5007, Burnaby

    Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 2104, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Nicolas Fillion
  • Prerequisites:

    One of: PHIL 110, 210, 310, 314, MACM 101, BUEC 232 or STAT 270.



A survey of formal methods used in philosophy. Topics will include some of the following: propositional logic, predicate logic, formal syntax, formal semantics, the probability calculus, decision theory, game theory and formal causal modeling.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Thinking of a Philosophy Major or Minor? The Concentration in Law and Philosophy? The Certificate in Ethics? The Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate?
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