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    It's called a paradox.
    You can 'solve' it by saying the 'this' in the sentence doesn't refer to the sentence itself, but then you're using semantics.
    It IS possible to make a statement like that in mathematic language and then semantics won't help you. Here is a more worked out example.

    The following sentence is true.
    The previous sentence is false.

    Such paradoxes are neither true nor false. They are indecisive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    It's called a paradox.
    You can 'solve' it by saying the 'this' in the sentence doesn't refer to the sentence itself, but then you're using semantics.
    It IS possible to make a statement like that in mathematic language and then semantics won't help you. Here is a more worked out example.

    The following sentence is true.
    The previous sentence is false.

    Such paradoxes are neither true nor false. They are indecisive.
    Thank you. The correct response to the query: "Can this question be answered?"; though not the query itself, is "unanswerable".

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