401-1010-00L  The Foundations of Analysis from a Philosophical and Historical Point of View

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Halbeisen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30

Particularly suitable for students of D-MATH

AbstractAccompanying the courses in analysis, the beginning and development of analysis will be considered and discussed from a philosophical perspective. In particular, different approaches towards dealing with the problems sparked off by the infinitesimals will be studied. And finally, a short presentation of non-standard analysis will be given.
ObjectiveThis course aims at enabling the students to have a critical look at the basic philosophical premisses underlying analysis, to analyze them and to reflect on them.
NB. This course is part of the rectorate's critical thinking initiative.