Philosophy 143

Fall 2012

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
143 Modal Reasoning Holliday TuTh 2-3:30 123 Wheeler

An introduction to the logical study of modality in its many forms: reasoning about necessity, knowledge, obligation, time, counterfactuals, provability, and other modal notions. Covers core concepts and basic metatheory of propositional modal logic, including relations to first-order logic; basics of quantified modal logic; selected philosophical applications ranging from epistemology to ethics, metaphysics to mathematics.

Prerequisite: 12A (or equivalent) or consent of instructor.