PHL309 Logic, Language, and Thought
Professor: Craig DeLancey
Office: CC212A
Email: craig.delancey@oswego.edu



Current Assignments
4 May
Before class, read sections 143-148 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. This is on your handout.
6 May
Before class, read sections 198-201 and 239-242 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. This is on your handout.
8 May
Review. Come with questions.
11 May
Final exam, in class, 10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
  • Stating and understanding Godel's First Theorem;
  • Stating and understanding Godel's Second Theorem;
  • Knowing how to give an informal intepretation of the Godel sentence;
  • Understanding Godel numbering;
  • Basic understanding of Turing machines;
  • Writing a simple Turing machine;
  • the Halting Problem and either reductio showing the problem cannot be solved;
  • Stating and understanding the Church-Turing thesis;
  • interpreting the import of the Halting Problem;
  • Describing and understanding the Turing test, and the objections (and replies) to AI that Turing considers;
  • Definitions of Kolmogorov Complexity and Chaitin Random;
  • interpreting the effects or import of Kolmogorov Complexity;
  • Radical conventionalism and the skeptical solution to the Kripkenstein paradox.



Tentative Assignments (subject to revision)