The Ways of Paradox and Other Essaysby W.V. Quine
There are essentially three categories of paradoxes
- Falsidical – Logic based on a falsehood
- Veridical – Truthful
- Antinomy – A contradiction, real or apparent, between two principles or conclusions, both of which seem equally justified
Willard Van Orman Quine (AKA W. V. O. Quine, or “Van”to his friends) (1908 – 2000) was an American philosopher and mathematical logician, widely considered one of the most important philosophers of the second half of the 20th Century.
2 thoughts on “Three types of paradoxes”
‘This statement is false’ – i would call verbal, purly linguistic paradoxe. it comes from oure ability of putting words together. You can say any ammount of verbal paradoxes, like “there is a unicorn with three hornes”
‘This statement is false’ is a purely verbal, lingustic paradoxe.