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

Full Idea

Berry's Paradox can be put in this form, by considering the alleged name 'The least number not named by this name'.

Gist of Idea

Berry's Paradox considers the meaning of 'The least number not named by this name'


David Bostock (Philosophy of Mathematics [2009], 8.1)

Book Reference

Bostock,David: 'Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction' [Wiley-Blackwell 2009], p.227