Puzzles & Paradoxes

Course Description: The course provides an overview of a number of famous puzzles and paradoxes and important attempts to solve them. Among the paradoxes that may be discussed are Zeno’s paradoxes of space, time and motion; related paradoxes of continuity; the Liar paradox and Russell’s set-theoretic paradox; paradoxes of infinity; and various paradoxes of probability and game theory.

Class Time and Location: MTWRF 2:30 pm-3:45 pm in Goldwin Smith Hall 283

Office Hours: MW 12pm–1pm in Goldwin Smith Hall 235

Textbook: Paradoxes, R.M. Sainsbury (third edition)

"Drawing Hands" by M.C. Escher