And didn't Russell decide that this type of paradox should be outlawed from allowable statements within the practice of logic? m.a.
----- Original Message ----- From: m.a. To: email@example.com Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2009 7:30 PM Subject: Re: The seven step series Or the barber is a special exception to the group designated as "men" and exists on a higher level of being. Therefore he can shave himself without transgressing the rule as stated in the premise. Isn't this one of Russell's paradoxes? marty a. ----- Original Message ----- From: John Mikes To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2009 3:47 PM Subject: Re: The seven step series Bruno, we had similar puzzles in middle school in the 30s. The barber could not shave himself because he shaved only those who did not shave themselves (and shaved all). So for (Q #1) in the 1st vriant she(?) was a female, unless he(?) was a beardless male (and the 'all' refers to only the bearded males requiring a shave). * Q#2 is beyond me, I do not resort to a QM-pattern like Schrodinger's cat. (Sh/H)e is either-or, not both. John M On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: Hi, I am so buzy that I have not the time to give long explanations, so I give here a short exercise and a subject of reflexion instead. Exercise: There is Tyrannic country where by law it was forbidden for any man to have a beard. And there is village, in that country, and it is said that there is a barber in that village, who shaves all and only the men who don't shave themselves. Two questions: 1) What is the gender of the barber? 2) What the hell has all this to do with diagonalization, ... and universal machine? Have a good day, Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---