Paradox and Infinity

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.)


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Spring 2019



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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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Agustín Rayo. 24.118 Paradox and Infinity. Spring 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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