Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status
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From Zeno to the present day, the non-finite has been a recurrent topic of philosophical discussions, as well as in physics and mathematics. We shall study some of its central occurrences on these stages: Zeno, Aristotle, the infinity of the primes, Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Cantor, Wittgenstein. We shall also discuss a new conception of the non-finite, recently developed by Ben-Yami, of bounded sequences without a last member.
Term paper of approximately 2500 words (students should consult the instructor about the paper’s subject). Participation in class can contribute up to plus one grade (from B to B+ etc.) to the final grade.
Possible crosslist with other departments: none