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Vicious Circles and Infinity: An Anthology of Paradoxes

by Patrick Hughes, George Brecht

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Goes through the standard paradoxes - the class of all classes that do not include themselves, Zeno, Cantor on infinity, the unexpected hanging, etc, and many variations. Slightly confusing layout in that every page has a vaguely relevant quotation at both top and bottom, which breaks up the main text rather abruptly. Mostly of interest to teenage proto-geeks, but I laughed out loud when Russell, worrying about the class of all classes that do not include themselves, confides his concerns to Whitehead, who ripostes, "never glad confident morning again!" You bastard, Whitehead, is the thought which probably went through Russell's mind. ( )
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