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PHIL 479 - Paradoxes (3)


The course will examine some of the central paradoxes that have and continue to puzzle philosophers. A classic example of a paradox is the liar's paradox: 'This sentence is false.' If it is true, then it is false; if it's false, then it's true. Paradoxes have not only led to puzzlement, but also to revolutions in thought about various philosophical issues, such as the nature of truth, meaning, metaphysics, knowledge, and space and time. Amongst the paradoxes the course will consider are logical paradoxes (such as the liar's paradox), paradoxes of space and time, paradoxes of meaning, and paradoxes of knowledge. Recommended Preparation: One 300-level course in philosophy with a grade of C or better, especially PHIL 346 , PHIL 371 , PHIL 372 , PHIL 373 , or PHIL 380 .

Grading: Graded/Pass Fail/Audit
Course ID: 102514
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite/Corequisite: You must complete one course in Philosophy with a 'C' or better.



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