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Single Idea 13369

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 4. Paradoxes in Logic / d. Richard's paradox]

Full Idea

Richard: φ(x) is 'x is a definable real number between 0 and 1' and ψ(x) is 'x is definable'. We can define a real by diagonalization so that it is not in x. It is and isn't in the set of reals.

Gist of Idea

By diagonalization we can define a real number that isn't in the definable set of reals


Graham Priest (The Structure of Paradoxes of Self-Reference [1994], 3)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.29

A Reaction

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