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Introduction

  • Michael Huemer
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Abstract

Paradoxes are robust, widespread intellectual illusions in which seemingly compelling reasoning generates an absurd or contradictory conclusion. Paradoxes are charming, fun, and may reveal deep confusions about important philosophical matters. A solution should dispel the illusion, so that the paradoxical reasoning no longer seems compelling. The following chapters offer solutions to ten difficult philosophical paradoxes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Huemer
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA

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