Essential video portal focusing on human nature, promoting healthy skepticism, critical thinking and reason.

Epistemology: The Preface Paradox


Everybody has false beliefs, including you. But that means everyone’s beliefs are self-contradictory. If we wrote down everything you believe in a book, we’d have to include one more statement in the book’s preface: “some of the statements in this book are false”. In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jonathan Weisberg (University of Toronto) explains the infamous “Paradox of the Preface”, and what it might teach us about belief, reason, and logic.

[Source: Wireless Philosophy YouTube link]