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PHIL4111: Formal Philosophy

Formal Philosophy is concerned with the development and use of tools from logic, probability theory, game theory and elsewhere in connection with core philosophical problems concerning language, truth, knowledge and action. In this unit students will engage with cutting-edge developments in contemporary formal philosophy.

Code PHIL4111
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate advanced understanding of latest philosophical methods
  • LO2. demonstrate in-depth understanding of the key texts, concepts, issues and positions in the relevant field of philosophical research
  • LO3. demonstrate advanced disciplinary competence in fundamental philosophical skills of conceptual analysis, critical thinking, logical reasoning and argument
  • LO4. communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely, in appropriate academic style

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