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Summer Course on Truth, Proof and Probability - An Introduction To Philosophical and Logical Reasoning

Stanford University Summer Session
8 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Stanford
English
21 June 2021
Application deadline: Priority: 2021-01-09 | Rolling: 2021-06-01

Program description

Summer Course on Truth, Proof and Probability - An Introduction To Philosophical and Logical Reasoning

This course will serve as a first introduction to the formal tools and techniques of contemporary philosophy, including probability and formal logic. Traditionally, philosophy is an attempt to systematically tackle foundational problems related to value, inquiry, mind and reality. Contemporary philosophy continuesthis tradition of critical thinking with modern subject matter (often engaging with natural, social and mathematical science) and modern rigorous methods, including the methods of set theory, probability theory and formal logic. The aim of this course is to introduce such methods, along with various core philosophical distinctions and motivations. The focus will be on basic conceptual underpinnings and skills, not technical details. The material covered is also useful preparation for certain topics in mathematics, computer science, linguistics, economics and statistics. 

Admission requirements

Prerequisites

No previous philosophical or mathematical training is presupposed, though an appreciation of precise thinking is an advantage.

Domestic and International Students (High School Students)

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior, or a gap year student at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 19, 2021, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 15, 2021. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as freshman.
  • International Students: Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency below
    • Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) . International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic). Cambridge Assessment English. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) . SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing). ACT (English)

Domestic and International Students (Undergraduate Students)

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of full-time university or post-secondary courses.
  • International Students: Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency section below
    • Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) . International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic). Cambridge Assessment English. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) . SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing). ACT (English)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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The cost of this program is $3,699 US

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94063 Redwood City California
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