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I heard that there are philosophy classes that teach philosophy in a very rigorous and formal and mathematical manner. Are there books that do this? I would like some recommendations.

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Check out this course on Coursera:

https://www.coursera.org/course/mathphil

  • +1. The philosophy department at Munich (where the course is from), and especially MCMP is somewhat of a global centre for mathematical and formal philosophy at the moment. – J.P. Jun 30 '14 at 15:53
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There is a particular school of philosophy, called "analytic philosophy" which aspires to formal rigor, and there is a subject area within philosophy, called "formal logic" which is very closely related to mathematics and is often taught in a mathematical manner. Researching either of those topics should lead you to a wealth of good sources for what you are looking for.

  • @user107952 - you can supplement Chris' answer with SEP entry about Analysis and use the biblio and the Related Entries' list. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jun 30 '14 at 14:45
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    It should be noted, however, that 'analytic philosophy' is a much broader term than 'formal philosophy'. The former covers most (but not all) philosophy practiced in philosophy departments in the English-speaking world. It tries to do philosophy in a rigorous and precise manner, sometimes appealing to some formal tools (especially logic). The latter is more of a niche, and takes the mathematical character of analytic philosophy much further, typically to mathematically model various philosophical ideas, using logic, probability theory and other mathematical tools. – J.P. Jun 30 '14 at 15:51

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