Paradox and Infinity

PHIL 0990T S01 [CRN: 16400]

This course will focus on several important paradoxes that arise within philosophy and mathematics. We will use these paradoxes to investigate central issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of language, decision theory, physics, mathematics, and logic. Among the paradoxes we will discuss are Zeno's paradoxes of space, time, and motion; the paradoxes of set theory; the paradoxes of truth and reference; the sorites paradox; and paradoxes of rational action and rational belief. Enrollment limited to 20.
Fall 2017
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017