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Doing Philosophy of Mathematics (PH131-12)

Programme content

This module uses a problem-based learning approach to foster the development of reading, presentation and essay writing skills. Students are assigned to small tutorial groups, each of which meets the module tutor for one hour per week to present and discuss the results of self-directed work. Over the course of the term, students typically work on three key topics. They will be given tasks such as finding relevant literature in the library, defining key concepts, identifying patterns of argument, preparing essay plans, giving oral presentations. The selection of topics will be geared specifically to the syllabus of the Mathematics & Philosophy joint degree. Assessment for this module will be based on student essays.

Module Director:

Walter Dean

Sample reading list (PDF Document)

Topics covered


Timing and CATS

This module runs in the Spring Term and is worth 12 CATS. It is for students on the Mathematics & Philosophy joint degree course only.