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A response to "Solution to the Mutant Liar"

This is a response article to a post by my colleague Dmitriy titled   Solution to the Mutant Liar . In a previous article, ReasonMeThis (aka Dmitriy) laid out a two-part solution for circumventing the liar sentence paradox ("this sentence is false" and simila… Read more

The preface paradox: are you inconsistent or presumptuous?

I just started following Alex O'Connor  on Twitter and saw he recently posted this neat paradox. I had read about this paradox ages ago but didn't know what it was called. Apparently it's a version of the  preface paradox . I'll let Alex explain it: An… Read more

Solution to the Mutant Liar.

In the previous installment , I told you about the Mutant Ninja Liar's Paradox. I didn't tell you my solution to it though. I will do that here but be warned: you will probably enjoy it more if you have already spent some time trying to figure out the paradox o… Read more

The paradox that broke my brain.

I first learned about the basic version of the Liar's Paradox - "This statement is false" - when I was about 13 and thought it was the silliest thing. I thought I quickly solved it and there was nothing remotely complicated or interesting about it and con… Read more

If you are a machine, do you have free will?

If the laws of nature say that everything is determined, does that mean there is no free will? It might seem to you that the answer is clearly no - if everything, including your brain, follows some set of unalterable rules, then you are not free, not in control of your… Read more