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ACuriousMind

Member Since 25 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2012 09:11 AM
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In Topic: Double Liar Paradox (Jourdain's paradox)

25 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

The edit rules are very stringent in this forum, and the edit button did not seem to appear after the "10 min rule". Anyway, from my above post, this is supposed to be the finalized edit:

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This problem tends to have a reverse chronological flow, because the mind attempts to unravel the pattern as soon as the illogical loop is recognized, to find any initializing details.

In Topic: Double Liar Paradox (Jourdain's paradox)

25 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

Here are the facts:

Front= "THE SENTENCE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS CARD IS FALSE."
Back= "THE SENTENCE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS CARD IS TRUE."



You can start with either side, it does not matter. Let's use "-n" to specify deniability, and let's start with BACK:

Back = Front = -nBack = -nFront = -n-nBack = -n-nFront = -n-n-nBack = -n-n-nFront = -n-n-n-nBack = -n-n-n-nFront = etc. = etc.


It is an infinite loop of deniability. By starting with BACK, first, assumes truth until the loop cycles back to BACK and deniability begins, infinitely. Starting with FRONT initiates the infinite loop immediately, but intuition of using the FRONT, first, should call the question of "when did this start in the first place?" (there was no beginning, it has always been), because we could have started with BACK initially... See how this works?

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This problem has two flows: a reverse flow