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Barber Paradox (Russell's Paradox)
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:51 PM
"There was a barber in a village, who promised to shave everybody, who does not shave himself (or herself).
Can the barber shave himself and keep the mentioned promise?"
Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:21 AM
Posted 19 December 2009 - 03:50 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:07 PM
Or it's a traveling barber.
Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:46 AM
Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:47 AM
yeah but maybe girls need to shave their legs and stuff think about it that way
The correc6t answere is that the Barber is a woman. therefore she never needs to shave herself, and she can shave each of the men in the village.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:30 PM
Well, this appears to be a simple English rules question. Because of the location of the commas in this sentence, we could re-word the sentence to read: "There was a barber in a village who does not shave himself (or herself), who promised to shave everybody." Therefore the answer is yes, of course, the barber, who does not shave himself can shave himself and keep the promise to shave everybody.
However, given the nature of the question, I believe the question being asked is " There was a barber in a village, who promised to shave everybody who does not shave himself or herself." In which case the paradox lies in the concept that he promises to shave those people who do not shave themselves. He can, of course, keep this promise. There is nothing in the barber's promise that says he can only shave those people who do not shave themselves. He can shave people who shave themselves too, even himself.
"But no one else"
Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:32 PM
Spoiler for open your eyesThis is very easy people pay attention
But he can not shave anyone that shaves themselves
Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:33 PM
or the barber sports a beard
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