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What do principles of probability and games of chance have in common? This course!

PHIL 111
About the Instructor

Ian Nicolay is a PhD candidate in the Philosophy Department at UH Mānoa. His main research concentrations are Indian philosophy, philosophy of mind, and theories of imagination. Ian teaches as a lecturer in the Philosophy Department at UH Mānoa as well as the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at SUNY Stony Brook.

For inquiries: email inicolay@hawaii.edu

Summer 1 (online)
Zero Textbook Cost course

The course begins by introducing students to the fundamental concepts of logic, and the basic principles of  probability; it then proceeds to study how to combine and apply these foundational notions in various scientific, legal, and commercial contexts. This phase of the course ends with a study of elementary decision theory, where probabilistic reasoning is used to help make personal choices and public policy decisions. The final phase of the course focuses on more advanced forms of inductive reasoning based on statistical inference.

Fulfills the general education requirement: FQ

Updated 03/22/2021