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Single Idea 13237

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 6. Paradoxes in Language / d. The Preface paradox]

Full Idea

The Paradox of the Preface is an apology, that you are committed to each proposition in the book, but admit that collectively they probably contain a mistake. There is a contradiction, of affirming and denying the conjunction of propositions.

Gist of Idea

Preface Paradox affirms and denies the conjunction of propositions in the book


JC Beall / G Restall (Logical Pluralism [2006], 2.4)

Book Reference

Beall,J/Restall,G: 'Logical Pluralism' [OUP 2006], p.16

A Reaction

This seems similar to the Lottery Paradox - its inverse perhaps. Affirm all and then deny one, or deny all and then affirm one?