Philosophy of Mathematics

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI213BK
Vaknaam Philosophy of Mathematics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Philosophy of Mathematics
Leerdoelen The course aims to make students familiar with the main topics and major positions in the philosophy of mathematics. It also provides a historical overview of some highlights in the field. The main goal of the course is that students will be able to understand the arguments on the main topics in philosophy of mathematics and are able to defend their own position on them.
Omschrijving What is mathematics about? What are numbers? What is the ontological status of mathematical objects? Which concept of truth is most appropriate in the context of mathematics? In this course we will look at philosophical issues regarding mathematics. Since ancient times philosophers have thought about mathematics, because it seems that
mathematics plays a special role in science. We will use the textbook Thinking about Mathematics by Stewart Shapiro which makes this topic accessible also for people who have little background in philosophy and mathematics.
Uren per week
(Written exam)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. B.P. Kooi
Docent(en) prof. dr. B.P. Kooi
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Shapiro, S. (2000). Thinking about mathematics. The philosophy of mathematics

Oxford: Oxford University Press. (ISBN-13: 978-0192893062) 10: 0192893068
Entreevoorwaarden None
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 3 semester I b keuze