- preface paradox
- A writer says many things,
*p*_{1}…*p*_{n}, in the course of a book. In the preface she reasonably says that she knows the book contains mistakes, and is sorry for them. But given that she knows that*p*_{1}…*p*_{n}is the set of things she asserted, she now seems to have contradicted herself, by assenting to each of*p*_{1}…*p*_{n}and to the proposition that at least one of them is false. This is like asserting that Fred is tall and Jill is tall; Fred and Jill are the only people in the room; someone in the room is not tall. The structure is similar to the paradox of the lottery.

*Philosophy dictionary.
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