Grelling-Nelson paradox

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Formulated in 1908 by Kurt Grelling and Leonard Nelson.

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Grelling-Nelson paradox

  1. A semantic paradox of self-reference, where, supposing that "autological" means "self-describing" and "heterological" means "not self-describing", then "heterological" itself cannot be meaningfully classified as either of the two.

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