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Space, Time, and Reality

Today's Philosophy...Tomorrow's Physics

by Ernesto Lee

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 1998
Pages: 172
ISBN-10: 1581128630
ISBN-13: 9781581128635
Categories: Physics & ChemistryPhysics & Chemistry

Abstract

This sentence is false. Is this sentence true? If it is true that the sentence is false then the sentence is true. If it is false that the sentence is false then the sentence is true. This is a logical contradiction. The sentence can not be both true and false simultaneously. The sentence must be true or false.

This begins our journey into the nature of the paradox. A paradox is an absurd truth that derives a repugnant conclusion from an unquestionable set of premises. The listener will usually agree with the arguments supporting the conclusion but be unwilling to accept the final inference. To resolve a paradox, we must do one of four things: ignore it, distort it, reject it, or accept it.

This thought provoking book, Space, Time, & Reality, seeks to probe the depths of the human mind by leveraging the power of the paradox. This is a book of questions...not answers, and is intended for those who accept or reject and not ignore or distort.