Russell's Paradox

[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine and Harry Deutsch on June 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Russell's paradox is the most famous of the logical or set-theoretical paradoxes.
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[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine and Harry Deutsch on June 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Russell's paradox is the most famous of the logical or set-theoretical paradoxes. Also known as the Russell-Zermelo paradox, the paradox arises within naive set theory by considering the set of all sets that are not members of themselves. Such a set appears to be a member of...

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