Saturday, January 10, 2015

(The) Solution to All Paradoxes

I have reported this method several places, including Yahoo Answers numerous times in the past year and a half or so.

It is material that I believed I had published in The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit 2013 Edition, but which was actually not explicit, or at least not easy to find within that text. It has subsequently been added in recent (3rd Edition) versions of the text, under the alphabetical heading Paroxysmic Method. The method was also previously in print in several not-widely-circulating books, including especially Coherent Logic, published late last year. To my knowledge no one else in the world has arrived at this precise procedure before. So, although it may seem amazing that it seems to work, in fact its invention required a special kind of genius.




1. Choose a paradox, such as a traditional philosophical paradox, or a paradox you have just made up yourself.
2. Find the most essential definitional terms that make your given paradox paradoxical.
3. Find the opposite of each term, or an approximate opposite if no opposite can be found, for each term in the definition.
4. Combine the opposites in the same order in which the original words appeared.


Sorites Paradox (Sound of Straw Falling):

Definite Continuum = Indefinite Definitions
OR, Meaningless Continuum = Meaningful Divisions

Liar Paradox:

"Noun lies. I am a noun". Solution: "Anti-noun does not lie. I am not a noun" hence "I am nothing lying" hence: "nothing lies absolutely". Or, "nothing lies about the truth". Or, "even liars can tell true lies".

Paradox of the Arrow:

Infinite Divisions of Matter is solved by a Finite Continuity Concept (otherwise, time is infinite).

Balding Man:

"Involves ambiguity between hair and balding. The solution is unambiguous hair and balding, or in other words, small amounts of hair or large amounts of covered scalp." (---The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, 3rd Ed. p. 187)


Some metaphysical paradoxes are not true paradoxes, meaning that they are not as well suited as Zeno's paradoxes. Nonetheless, insofar as they are paradoxes, solutions can be attempted.

The Problem of the Brain-in-the-Vat is particularly difficult.

However, if it is seen as a metaphysical problem, then it has a material solution. If it is seen as a physical problem, then it has a metaphysical solution. Otherwise it can be seen as a semantic problem, which has a rhetorical solution (if it's a rhetorical problem, however, it has a practical solution).
Metaphysical Paradox Described by Vlastos

Ambiguous Middle Subject Problem = Arbitrary Extreme Context Solution

The above is also available as an academic article with citations at:

No comments: