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The Barber Paradox Solved

The Barber Paradox Solved

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Published by Ian Thorpe
The Barber Paradox, one of the most famous thought experiments of 20th century philosophy usually attributed to Nobel prize winning British mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell demonstrates how mathematical logic is often illogical. Russell asks us to consider a hypothetical situation: A certain village has only one barber. He shaves all the people who does not shave themselves, but no one else. The question we must answer is "Who shaves the barber?"
The Barber Paradox, one of the most famous thought experiments of 20th century philosophy usually attributed to Nobel prize winning British mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell demonstrates how mathematical logic is often illogical. Russell asks us to consider a hypothetical situation: A certain village has only one barber. He shaves all the people who does not shave themselves, but no one else. The question we must answer is "Who shaves the barber?"

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Published by: Ian Thorpe on Feb 23, 2013
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