24.118 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

Paradox and Infinity

Course Description

This course presents highlights of the more technical side of philosophy. It studies a cluster of puzzles, paradoxes, and intellectual wonders — from the higher infinite to Gödel’s Theorem — and discusses their philosophical implications.
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A LEGO® model of a young man on a bike, with a huge clock attached to his back, pointing a gun at an elegantly-dressed older gentleman.
A LEGO® model illustrating the Grandfather Paradox, one of the topics discussed during this course’s lectures on time travel. (Image courtesy of Kaptain Kobold on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)