Wednesday 7 October 2009
This title has an obvious paradoxical and logical (illogical?0 ring - but there are many paradoxes in our everyday lives, from the sayings of politicians to the rules and regulations that generate bizarre outcomes, because of their inflexibility, to simply the way in which we hold each other responsible as free agents, yet do we have any firm grip on what it is to be responsible? What counts as our being free?
Well, this introduction to paradoxes, covers the well-known logical and space/time paradoxes, but also ones of politics, religion, everday life - and even the meaning of life!
Dare I say, 'Every word is a gem'? Well, yes, but maybe not the order of those words.