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Philosophy of Mathematics

This course is a historically-oriented introduction into the modern philosophy of mathematics. It critically overviews the most significant philosophical accounts of mathematics developed since the Greek Antiquity up to today and demonstrates how philosophy and mathematics fruitfully interacted during world intellectual history. We shall pay particular attention to foundational programs developed in mathematics during the first half of the 20th century, which still remain a subject of current philosophical discussion. Last but not least, we introduce some recent topics relevant to 21st century mathematics. This includes Mathematical Structuralism, Anti-Foundationalism, Category Theoretical and Univalent foundations of mathematics.

Credits: 6/3

Course ID: TCS_C_400


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Course Type: General Course

Language: English