PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Section: 002 Paradoxes
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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This course is designed to provide first-year students with an intensive introduction to philosophy in a seminar format. The content varies, depending on the instructor.
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In philosophical writing, a "paradox" is a statement with an apparently compelling argument both for its truth and its untruth. Example: The ancient paradox "This sentence is false" remains a puzzle. Paradoxes arise from vagueness ("Paradox of the Heap") from time travel fiction, from an inadequate conception of infinity, from representations of space ("Zeno Paradoxes"), patterns of rational decision ("Newcombe Paradox") and there are many other sources. Some paradoxes are easily resolved, others have resisted consensus solutions. This course will explore the history and possible solutions to some of the hardest or most entertaining paradoxes.

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PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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