Cool Logic

Max van den Broek (ILLC)

Paradoxes to Change Your Life

March 31st at 13:30, in 3.20 Seminar Room

Practical paradoxes are philosophical paradoxes applied to real life problems.

Max shows how philosophy raises concrete problems that philosophical methods can help us solve. We'll see how analysing the sorites paradox gets us out of bed earlier, how looking at the liar paradox helps us quit smoking, and how examining the two envelope paradox explains us why the grass is always greener on the other side.