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Course offerings

Students interested in HPM@McGill are encouraged to take a look at the courses listed below, which are offered regularly in the Department of Philosophy.

PHIL 311 offers a general introduction to philosophy of mathematics. Specialized topics are offered in PHIL 411 and in the seminar PHIL 511. Most recently, PHIL 411 has covered the developments from Newton and Leibniz to Dedekind (including MacClaurin, Gauss, Bolzano, Frege), as well as Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic and its modern analyses by Wright, Boolos, etc.; PHIL 511 has covered Philosophy of Geometry (Winter 2013).

PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 611 Sem: Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

In addition, History and Philosophy of Ancient Science also frequently covers mathematical topics:

PHIL 350 Hist & Phil of Ancient Sci 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Depending on the instructor, PHIL 481 may also be of interest. As 'Mathematics in early modern philosophy' it covers the role of mathematics in the philosophical work of Descartes, Locke, Leibniz and Kant.

PHIL 481 Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Related courses in other departments at McGill:

MATH 338 History & Philosophy of Math 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

See also ourses offered within the inter-faculty programs of

Logic

Logic is offered at various levels at McGill, e. g.,

PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 410 Advanced Topics in Logic 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 610 Seminar on Advanced Logic 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

COMP 230 Logic and Computability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MATH 318 Mathematical Logic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

For more specialized topics, see also the Computation and Logic Group in the School of Computer Science.

Related courses in other departments in Montreal:

Students can also take courses at Concordia, Université de Montréal, and UQÀM.