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What is a paradox?



A paradox is a proposition that is or appears to be contradictory but expresses some measure of truth.

Example (English)
  • Portnoy’s complaint ... is too funny not to be taken seriously.


    (Time, February 21, 1969, cited by Corbett 1971 492 )

  • Generic
      A paradox is a kind of

    Corbett 1971 492–493


    Mish 1991 853

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