PHIL 2300

PHIL 2300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course will survey a number of famous paradoxes about the nature of time, identity, logic, science, belief, decision, and value. Some of these paradoxes have widely accepted answers, but many do not. Paradoxes include (but are not limited to) Zeno's paradoxes, the sorites paradox, the liar paradox, paradoxes of probability, the doomsday and simulation arguments, Newcomb's puzzle, and the trolley problem. These paradoxes will be used as a stepping stone to deeper philosophical questions. Some of the questions we'll tackle include: Is time real? What is a person? Is infinity coherent? How is science possible? What is knowledge? What is it to be rational? What should we do? Does God exist? And finally, why is death bad?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, SMR-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COGST 2305

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10547 PHIL 2300   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10631 PHIL 2300   DIS 201

    • F White Hall 110
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person