Review Comment

[PHIL G4561] Probability and Induction

January 08, 2007

Gaifman, Haim
[PHIL G4561] Probability and Induction

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This class was one big mix up. He didn't make any prerequisites for the class, but expected that everyone intuitively had a working knowledge of set theory, Boolean algebra and symbolic logic. Some of us did, but some didn't, and made sure that he knew that they didn't. He wanted to spend the class time teaching the philosophy of probability and induction, but ended up just teaching elementary probability and Boolean algebra all semester. All in all the workload was fine. We had written math type homework about every week, but they didn't really count for much. Our grades were based on our final projects- either a philosophical paper about a few chapters from this book, or around 10 somewhat difficult probability problems, or both if you wanted.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PHIL / PHIL PHIL PHIL G4561: Probability and Induction John Collins 2008 Fall W / 9:00-10:50 AM 1
PHIL / PHIL PHIL PHIL G4561: Probability and Induction Haim Gaifman 2006 Fall R / 2:10- 4:00 PM 1
PHIL / PHIL PHIL PHIL G4561: Probability and Induction Jeffrey Helzner 2005 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
PHIL / PHIL PHIL PHIL G4561: Probability and Induction John Collins 2004 Spring T / 9:00-10:50 AM 1