Faculteit  Wijsbegeerte 
Jaar  2021/22 
Vakcode  FI213BK 
Vaknaam  Philosophy of Mathematics 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
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  
Onderwijsvorm 
(Lectures/seminar) 

Toetsvorm 
(Written exam) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. B.P. Kooi  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. B.P. Kooi  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  None  
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