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A Puzzle about Time and Thought

Saul A. Kripke

in Philosophical Troubles

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199730155
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730155.003.0013
A Puzzle about Time and Thought

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This chapter analyzes a problem involving time and thought. The problem, quite similar to Russell's paradox, is clear. But in contrast to Russell's paradox, there is nothing in it incompatible with conventional Zermelo set theory, or stronger theories such as ZF. We are simply dealing with a subset of the set of all times, defined by the axiom of separation.

Keywords: puzzle; time; thought; Russell's paradox; Zermelo set theory

Chapter.  3826 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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