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  • n. Plural form of paradox.


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  • A number of “problems” (shubuhat; the Arabic refers to all forms of obscurities, including what we call paradoxes and sophistries) are attributed to Ibn Kammuna.

    Ibn Kammuna

  • If he asks me why I introduce what he calls paradoxes into a philosophical problem, I answer, because all philosophical problems tend to become paradoxical.


  • Marcus Cato having accused Murena, Cicero being Consul, defended his cause, and in his oration pleasantly girded all the sect of the Stoic philosophers for Cato's sake, for the strange opinions they hold, which they call paradoxes: insomuch as he made all the people and judges also fall a-laughing a good.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece

  • If you think through to their logical conclusion some of the events which I described as paradoxes at the beginning of this article, they reveal a reality that is not just frightening, but terrifying.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • Add to this those their other determinations, and those too so contrary to common opinion that those oracles of the Stoics, which they call paradoxes, seem in comparison of these but blockish and idle -- as 'tis a lesser crime to kill a thousand men than to set a stitch on a poor man's shoe on the Sabbath day; and that a man should rather choose that the whole world with all food and raiment, as they say, should perish, than tell a lie, though never so inconsiderable.

    The Praise of Folly

  • One can joke, without him, about the vain paradoxes of "ephemeral art," this silly oxymoron -- whose "happenings" and other "installations" can, in any case, take on meaning only in a view of a definitively desolate world.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Run to See Jacques Martinez

  • Of all paradoxes, is there one that will exceed the paradox of our anarchists – men and women who so temperamentaly filled with love for their fellows and who are so temperamentally opposed to violence that they are moved to deeds of violence in order to bring about, in the way they conceive it, the reign of love and cosmic brotherhood?

    Jack London's Nonfiction Collection of Unpublished Book Forwards

  • I know a lot of people get caught up in paradoxes when time travel is involved, but I have no problem suspending disbelief to enjoy this type of story.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The ensuing discussion between the wizards as Ponder Stibbons attempts to explain time travel and paradoxes is quite funny.

    March 2007

  • Now, one of the paradoxes is that I always wanted to reach Muslims with this book.

    The Real Islam


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