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Who’s Lying, Then?

David Pitts on Epimenides of Crete and his infamous Liar Paradox.

I was thinking about those Cretans. A whole people stigmatised as liars! And it was one of their own who said so. The archetypal whistleblower. The Cretan poet who said, “All Cretans are liars.”

Of course, it was only because a Cretan wrote this that this statement has caused so much philosophical excitement.

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