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An Introduction to the Paradox

Apologies ahead of time for the excessive use of capital letters.

What about pankakes?

SOME ARE MADE IN PANS… 793 more words


The Paradox of the Barber

The paradox of the Barber was first introduced by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Russell asks us to consider a village with just one barber who has some constrictions on which people he shaves: he only shaves the villagers who do not shave themselves. 81 more words

Bad Reasoning

The Beautiful Person #2

Of late I have been looking inside of myself to find a bit of a jungle. Right and wrong perspectives and ideas, right and wrong thoughts and emotions all intertwined and mingling. 437 more words


The Liar Paradox

The Liar paradox arises when we ask ourselves whether the following sentence, called a “Liar sentence”, is true or not:

This sentence is not true. 101 more words

Bad Reasoning

Maritime Paradox #1 - The Mighty Maritime Nation of...Mongolia?

South Africa is a maritime nation – it is dependent upon seaborne trade for importing goods and exporting products. Its growth as a seafaring state was a factor of its geographical location, which led to it being settled by waves of Europeans eager to exploit it as a base for trade with Asia, and then increasingly as a colony for resources, all the time oppressing the indigenous population for their own gain. 513 more words

The paradox of "assholism"

This is Professor Geoffrey Nunberg’s crude neologism, not ours. Dr Nunberg, a professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley, delves into “the moral logic of assholism” in his 2012 book… 176 more words