PHL309 Logic, Language, and Thought
Professor: Craig DeLancey
Before class, read sections 143-148 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical
Investigations. This is on your handout.
Before class, read sections 198-201 and 239-242 of
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. This is on your
Review. Come with questions.
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
- 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
- Radical conventionalism and the skeptical solution to
the Kripkenstein paradox.
Tentative Assignments (subject to revision)