An examination of foundational and conceptual aspects of mathematics such as: the nature of mathematical objects, logicism, Church’s elementalistic mathematics, Gödel’s theorem and formal systems, postulational methods, mathematics and reality, the cardinal, ordinal and abstract approaches to numbers, infinity, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: PHL245H1/HPS390H1 or HPS391H1 or HPS410H1 or permission of the instructor
Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities or Science
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)