For it is most true, that a natural and secret hatred, and aversation towards society, in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that it should have any character at all, of the divine nature; except it proceed, not out of a pleasure in solitude, but out of a love and desire to sequester a man's self, for a higher conversation: such as is found to have been falsely and feignedly in some of the heathen; as Epimenides
the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, in divers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers of the church.
is the guy who came up with the paradox about the Cretans who says All Cretans are liars which then becomes Godel's incompleteness theorem.
The Cretan Epimenides
is supposed to have said: "All Cretans are liars.
A renowned paradox that is suitable for our discussion here is the "Liar's Paradox" that tradition ascribes to Epimenides
of Crete for having said that "Ali Cretans are liars.
If I take the familiar paradox of Epimenides
'Everything that I say is a lie'--I may say that one of the facets that characterize literature is the faking, the distortion of 'truth', the oblique glance at the 'reality'.
Oh, yes, indeed, the Cretan poet, Epimenides
, / that old Sicilian, Aratus, and that prophet of prisons who will set me free / by adjusting my head during my golf swing
Por eso, la posicion de Pablo queda para Schleiermacher reflejada en una cita que no proviene de las epistolas paulinas, sino del libro de Hechos, y constituye ademas una cita de Epimenides
de Creta: es la famosa expresion "en el vivimos, nos movemos y somos" (Hch 17,28).
Se incluye un breve capitulo sobre Creta, que comenta textos de Epimenides
pero tambien de otros autores.
Antes de que Hoffstadter, habeis oido hablar de Hoffstadter, en--Una eterna trenza dorada--uniese musica de Bach, al grabador Escher, ese que hace los grabados y el agua sube y une las matematicas de Godel que toma de Epimenides
la paradoja del mentiroso y une estas tres cosas que parecen tan disparejas.
Theorem X is an example of a self-refuting statement, the most famous of which is the paradox spoken by the Cretan Epimenides
Most were tied to reflections on the vagaries of reason and consciousness: these included his observation (cited earlier) on the fleeting quality of conscious reason in "deep thinkers" (EP 328-29); an allusion to the fabled fifty-year sleep of Epimenides
, which he evoked while raising the question "In the cataleptic in which the animal [body] is reduced to the purely sensitive state, what happens to the so-called commerce between body and soul?
The first is Epimenides
, a famous Cretan poet known for writing a hymn to Zeus.