liar paradox

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liar paradox

(philosophy)
A sentence which asserts its own falsity, e.g. "This sentence is false" or "I am lying". These paradoxical assertions are meaningless in the sense that there is nothing in the world which could serve to either support or refute them. Philosophers, of course, have a great deal more to say on the subject.

["The Liar: an Essay on Truth and Circularity", Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy, Oxford University Press (1987). ISBN 0-19-505944-1 (PBK), Library of Congress BC199.P2B37].
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That is, I believe it, perhaps, but at the same time I feel and suspect that I am lying like a cobbler.
That I will drink no spiced and honeyed wine for a year, if I am lying now.
As if that wasn't the very thing that was at the bottom of the whole matter," retorted the man, testily, "because I am lying here like this