You’ve Been Paradoxed

So I’m thinking of doing a new segment on this blog about paradoxes.

I know it seems like I don’t have much going on here, but I actually do have loads of ideas, but some of them won’t be happening for a wee while. This is something which I can do now and regularly, whilst I wait for all that other stuff to come about.

I’m taking a course this year about paradoxes, so my idea is simply just to create blog posts describing a paradox, then saying YOU’VE BEEN PARADOXED! – a phrase I have shamelessly stolen from my course lecturer, but I don’t think he’ll mind. And then I will offer some solutions to each paradox.

I am a philosophy student and have realised from my flatmates that philosophy can be incredibly hard to understand, but hopefully I can explain everything easily. Paradoxes are nice because they are usually in the form of little stories and a lot of them are very well known. It will probably be the solutions which will be hard to separate from the ‘philosophy-speak’. The fun thing about paradoxes though is that they seem unsolvable, so maybe you won’t care about that anyway!

Another good thing about this idea is that I will have a surplus of material – have you seen the list of paradoxes on wikipedia?

So just to start things off – Which came first, the chicken or the egg?