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on Mar 14th 2002, 00:39:30, Jean-Claude Choul wrote the following about

paradox

Paradox should have a paradoxical definition, but not all apparent contradictions are paradoxical, nor are all absurdities. The paradox in paradox is found in its conflicting meanings: a truth seemingly absurd; a self-falsifying statement; anyone or anything apparently contradictory or inconsistent. Contradiction seems to happen mostly with words (or concepts) belonging to the same generic or hyperonym, as in »A circle is a square« (the inclusive term being »figure«). Inserting an epithet or equivalent may dissipate the inconsistency: »A circle is a planed-down square


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