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Introduction
1 Zeno’s paradoxes: space, time, and motion
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Space
1.3 The Racetrack
1.4 The Racetrack again
1.5 Achilles and the Tortoise
1.6 The Arrow
2 Moral paradoxes
2.1 Crime Reduction
2.2 Mixed Blessings
2.3 Not Being Sorry
2.4 Moral dilemmas
3 Vagueness: the paradox of the heap
3.1 Sorites paradoxes: preliminaries
3.2 Sorites paradoxes: some options
3.3 Accepting the conclusion: Unger’s view
3.4 Rejecting the premises: the epistemic theory
3.5 Rejecting the premises: supervaluations
3.6 Rejecting the reasoning: degrees of truth
3.7 Vague objects?
4 Acting rationally
4.1 Newcomb’s paradox
4.2 The Prisoner’s Dilemma
5 Believing rationally
5.1 Paradoxes of confirmation
5.1.1 Background
5.1.2 The paradox of the Ravens
5.1.3 “Grue”
5.2 The Unexpected Examination
5.3 Revising the Unexpected Examination
5.4 The Knower
Suggested reading
6 Classes and truth
6.1 Russell’s paradox
6.2 The Liar: semantic defects
6.3 Grounding and truth
6.4 The Strengthened Liar
6.5 Levels
6.6 Self-reference
6.7 Indexicality
6.8 Indexical circularity
6.9 Comparison: how similar are Russell’s paradox and the Liar?
7 Are any contradictions acceptable?
7.1 Contradictions entail everything
7.3 Three dualities
7.4 Negation
7.5 Falsehood and untruth
Appendix I: Some more paradoxes
Bibliography
Index
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