Philosophy 290-2

Fall 2018

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-2 Graduate Seminar: Social Choice Theory for Philosophers and Logicians Holliday Th 2-4 Moses 234

In this seminar, we will discuss proofs of various impossibility results in social choice theory, especially from a logician’s perspective, and we will assess the philosophical significance of these results and their assumptions. The seminar is aimed at graduate students working in areas in which social choice results have been invoked (e.g., political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, formal epistemology) who want to understand the philosophical import of these results, as well as students working in logic who want to see how logical methods can illuminate an important applied area. No previous exposure to social choice theory will be assumed.