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Paradox
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I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion and Fundamental Theology

I. Philosophy

A statement that is simply incredible is described in philosophy and logic as a paradox, if, in spite of its “unbelievability,” it seems nevertheless to be correctly deduced from acceptable premises. An example of this kind is the Socratic paradox stating that action against better knowledge is impossible (cf. Plato Prot. 351b–358e). From the prima facie plausible pragmatic theory assumpt…

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Schütt, Hans-Peter and Mühling, Markus, “Paradox”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024266>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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