Course Description: The axiomatic method entails drawing logical implications from a set of assumptions, or axioms, that are taken as given. The course examines how this method is used in different disciplines. Examples will be taken from philosophy, economics, mathematics, physics, and biology, among others.
Prerequisite: There are no specific course prerequisites but ease and familiarity with formal reasoning is essential.
Enrolment is expected to be limited to about 25.
Jointly with Professors Eric Maskin and Barry Mazur