liar paradox

noun

: a semantical paradox associated with the Cretan philosopher Epimenides (†7th century b.c.) and occurring when someone says "I am lying" or "I am now asserting a falsehood" which is a true statement if it is false and a false one if it is true compare epimenidean , russell's paradox

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“Liar paradox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liar%20paradox. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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