Favorite philosophical paradox?

Posted by: PetersSmith

I didn't include a "none" option because I expected those who clicked on this poll to understand the subject and thus be able to vote on something.

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Paradox of free will

If God knew how we will decide when he created us, how can there be free will?
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Paradox of hedonism

When one pursues happiness itself, one is miserable; but, when one pursues something else, one achieves happiness.
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Fitch's paradox

If all truths are knowable, then all truths must in fact be known.
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Omnipotence paradox

Can an omnipotent being create a rock too heavy for itself to lift?
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Paradox of nihilism

According to Hegarty, the paradox of nihilism is "that the absence of meaning seems to be some sort of meaning".
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Mere addition paradox

Is a large population living a barely tolerable life better than a small, happy population?
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Moore's paradox

"It's raining, but I don't believe that it is."
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Problem of Evil

The existence of evil seems to be incompatible with the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect God.
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When a white horse is not a horse

White horses are not horses because white and horse refer to different things.
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Hutton's Paradox

If asking oneself "Am I dreaming?" in a dream proves that one is, what does it prove in waking life?
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Liberal paradox

The liberal paradox, also Sen paradox or Sen's paradox, is a logical paradox discovered by Amartya Sen which purports to show that no social system can simultaneouslybe committed to a minimal sense of freedom,always result in a type of economic effi... ciency known as Pareto efficiency, andbe capable of functioning in any society whatsoever.This paradox is contentious because it appears to contradict the classical liberal claim that markets are both efficient and respect individual freedoms. If, as Sen claims, classical liberalism means Pareto efficiency by the word efficiency, there is a paradox, then this liberal claim cannot be true.The paradox is similar in many respects to Arrow's impossibility theorem and uses similar mathematical techniques   more
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Meno's paradox

A man cannot search either for what he knows or for what he does not know.
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Goodman's paradox

Why can induction be used to confirm that things are "green", but not to confirm that things are "grue"?
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Paradox of analysis

It seems that no conceptual analysis can meet the requirements both of correctness and of informativeness.
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Buridan's bridge

Will Plato throw Socrates into the water or not?
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Paradox of fiction

How can people experience strong emotions from purely fictional things?
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Rule-following paradox

Even though rules are intended to determine actions, "no course of action could be determined by a rule, because any course of action can be made out to accord with the rule".
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Zeno's paradoxes

"You will never reach point B from point A as you must always get half-way there, and half of the half, and half of that half, and so on ..." (This is also a paradox of the infinite)
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Newcomb's paradox

A paradoxical game between two players, one of whom can predict the actions of the other.
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Preface paradox

The author of a book may be justified in believing that all his statements in the book are correct, at the same time believing that at least one of them is incorrect.
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UtherPenguin says2015-06-18T18:14:28.0896730-05:00
"Why is it called a building if it's already built"
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T19:01:47.3626462-05:00
UtherPenguin: A structure.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-18T22:25:16.3566417-05:00
I think you could have guessed which one I'd choose when you made this poll :P
ZachZimmey says2016-03-02T20:48:28.5135695Z
No, one cannot create a rock so heavy that even they can't lift it.

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