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Single Idea 13370

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

Full Idea

Berry: if we take 'x is a natural number definable in less than 19 words', we can generate a number which is and is not one of these numbers.

Gist of Idea

'x is a natural number definable in less than 19 words' leads to contradiction

Source

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

Book Reference

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


A Reaction

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