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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:04 AM
Patrick Hughes outlines three laws of the paradox:
Self reference - so all Cretans are liars, said the Cretan, is self referential, because the Cretan describes all Cretans;
Contradiction - so all Cretans are liars, said the Cretan, is a contradictory because the Cretan is saying that Cretans are liars
Vicious circularity or infinite regress - so if all Cretans are liars, and the Cretan told us so, then it cannot be true, but if it is not true that Cretans are liars, then the statement stands, but then it is true that all Cretans are liars, so it must be a lie... and so on ad infinitum
 Or...If the Cretan is indeed a liar like he is claiming, despite him being a liar, then not all Cretans are liars, simply the Cretan is indeed a liar but not ALL Cretans are liars.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:57 AM
Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:19 PM
That is Good, I had to read it a Second time before it sank in
Oh also for people who don't now what Cretan refers to
Cretan - Refers to people from the Island of Crete which is owned by Greece, they normally like to be referred as Greeks but sometimes Cretan is used.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:23 PM
Edited by Abacus 7, 17 October 2008 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:28 AM
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