Paradox and Infinity
This is a class about awe-inspiring issues at the intersection between philosophy and mathematics.
This is a class about awe-inspiring issues at the intersection between philosophy and mathematics.
In Paradox and Infinity, you will be introduced to highlights from the intersection of philosophy and mathematics.
The class is divided into three modules:
Paradox and Infinity is a math-heavy class, which presupposes that you feel comfortable with college-level mathematics and that you are familiar with mathematical proofs.
Learners who display exceptional performance in the class are eligible to win the MITx Philosophy Award. High School students are eligible for that award and, in addition, the MITx High School Philosophy award. Please see the FAQ section below for additional information.
Note: learners who do well in Paradox will have typically taken at least a couple of college-level classes in mathematics or computer science. On the other hand, Paradox does not presuppose familiarity with any particular branch of mathematics or computer science. You just need to feel comfortable in a mathematical setting.
Experience in college-level mathematics or computer-science maybe helpful.
Agustín is a professor of philosophy at MIT, and a professorial fellow at the University of Oslo. His research lies in the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of logic and mathematics. He is the author of The Construction of Logical Space.
David Balcarras is a Lecturer in philosophy and a Digital Learning Lab Fellow at MIT. He got his PhD in philosophy from MIT, and his MA and BA in philosophy from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the philosophy of mind and language.