Dictionary of paradox

by Glenn W. Erickson

Publisher: University Press of America in Lanham, MD

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementGlenn W. Erickson, John A. Fossa.
ContributionsFossa, John A., 1950-
LC ClassificationsBC199.P2 E75 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL351124M
ISBN 100761810668, 076181065X
LC Control Number98010526

Synopsis. The Strategy Paradox, the title and focus of the book sets up a ubiquitous but little-understood tradeoff is that most strategies are built on specific beliefs about an unpredictable future, but current strategic approaches force leaders to commit to an . 'The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox' grapples with the question of how one may hold together the ideals of systematic theology, apologetic proof, and theological paradox by building on the insights of Cornelius Van Til. Van Til developed an apologetic where one presupposes. paradox definition: The definition of a paradox is something that seems contradictory or unbelievable, but may or may not be true. (noun) An example of paradox is going to war to bring about peace. An example of paradox is loving someone so much, yo. paradox, statement that appears self-contradictory but actually has a basis in truth, e.g., Oscar Wilde's "Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone." Many New Critics maintained that paradox is not just a rhetorical or illustrative device but a basic aspect of all poetic language. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia.

n paradox (logic) a statement that contradicts itself "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false" Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary n paradox păr"ȧ*dŏks A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or. In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the.

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Dictionary of Paradox is a fascinating reference work for scholars, students, and the general public. It describes those paradoxes that are either especially interesting today or that have a continuing interest from the historical point of view.

Paradox is derived from two words that literally mean against opinion. The Oxford English Dictionary (; XI, p. ) identifies several meanings for paradox. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

a self-contradictory and false proposition. any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an. Paradox definition is - a tenet contrary to received opinion. How to use paradox in a sentence. Did You Know. Preface paradox: The author of a book may be justified in believing that all his statements in the book are correct, at the same time believing that at least one of them is incorrect.

Problem of evil: (Epicurean paradox) The existence of evil seems to be incompatible with the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect God.

A person, thing, or situation that exhibits inexplicable or contradictory aspects: "The silence of midnight, to speak truly, though apparently a paradox, rung in my ears" (Mary Shelley). A statement that is self-contradictory or logically untenable, though based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises.

A paradox of induction (1). Suppose that someone notes that all emeralds that have ever been observed are green, and argues inductively to conclude that all emeralds are green. Now suppose we define grue as the property of being green up to time t (say, the beginning of the year ) and blue thereafter.

All our inductive evidence supports the conclusion that all emeralds are grue just as. Though thought experiments about time travel date back centuries, the bootstrap paradox comes from Robert Heinlein’s story “By His Bootstraps.” It was published in the October, issue of the Astounding Science Fiction magazine under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald.

paradox definition: 1. a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains. Learn more. Cleanth Books – a New Critic • Cleanth Brooks, an active member of the New Critical movement, outlines the use of reading poems through paradox as a method of critical interpretation.

• Paradox in poetry means that tension at the surface of a verse can. Nearby words ofparadox paradoctor parador parados paradox paradoxal paradoxer paradoxical All ENGLISH words that begin with 'P'.

A concise dictionary entry about the philosophical concept of PARADOX in an epistemological perspective (in Spanish), (Muñoz, J. y Velarde, J. (Eds.), Compendio de epistemología, Madrid: Trotta.

Browse through our list of literary devices and literary terms with definitions, examples, and usage tips. Explore each device in depth through literature. A paradox is a figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself. This type of statement can be described as paradoxical.

A compressed paradox comprised of just a few words is called an oxymoron. This term comes from the Greek paradoxa, meaning "incredible, contrary to opinion or.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Another word for paradox: contradiction, mystery, puzzle, ambiguity, anomaly | Collins English Thesaurus.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox Edited by Wendy K. Smith, Marianne W. Lewis, Paula Jarzabkowski, and Ann Langley Oxford Handbooks. Provides multiple theoretical perspectives on paradox important to a broad array of scholars across organizational theory.

The former is “a figure used to shed light on a topic by challenging the reason of another and thus startling him”(Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, edited by Walter A. Elwell,; Robert L. Reymond, Preach The Word.

31, 32). The Bible dearly contains rhetorical paradox (compare Matthew ; John ,26; 2 Corinthians ,10). English to Swahili Dictionary: paradox.

Meaning and definitions of paradox, translation in Swahili language for paradox with similar and opposite words. Also find spoken pronunciation of paradox in Swahili and in English language.

Book (kitabu):: give me a ring Im in the book. An apparently self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa. "This sentence is false" is a paradox.

Abraham Wolf, Textbook of Logic‎[1], page According to one version of an ancient paradox, an Athenian is supposed to say "I am a liar." It is then argued that if the statement is true, then he is telling.

This unique and original Dictionary presents a fully inclusive compilation of foundational concepts, models, methodologies, and applications in the field of industrial organization. It encompasses myriad facets of the topics, from its early days of conception through to.

In The Language of Paradox Cleanth Brooks takes on the language of poetry, stating that at its core poetry is the language of paradox. Brooks bases his position on the contradictions that are inherent in poetry and his feelings that if those contradictions didn't exist then neither would some of the best poetry we have today Using works from Wordsworth to Shakespeare Brooks shows how the only.

This book chronicles the rise of the Faction as a renegade House, the creation of a living timeship named Compassion, some brutal battles across all of time and space and more. All in all, The Book of the War serves as the No.

1 entry point into the Faction Paradox comics and novel s: 6. The notion of the risk-pain-injury paradox has developed out of various sociological works on pain and injury in sport, including that of Curry (), Hughes and Coakley () and Young et al.

(), but is most clearly expressed in the work of Howard Nixon (). Stemming from the notion of a ‘culture of risk’ (risk), where playing with pain and injury is normalized as a necessary. “The Power Paradox, compelling and eye-opening from start to finish, will change your view of what power is.

Power turns out to be a subtler force than it seems, influencing us for better and worse more than we realize. This book explains how people get power, keep it, and keep from being corrupted by it. A paradox is a logical statement that seems to contradict itself.

It is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to an apparently-self-contradictory or logically unacceptable conclusion.

A paradox involves contradictory-yet-interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time. With characteristic love of paradox he claimed in ‘The Mystery of William Shakespeare: a Summary of Evidence’ (), to deprive Shakespeare of the authorship of his plays and poems.

He was well acquainted with Shakespeare's text, but had small knowledge of Elizabethan literature and history. Here's a mind-bender: "This statement is false." If you think it's true, then it must be false, but if you think it's false, it must be true.

Now that's a paradox. The coolness of objects that Kounellis the foundation for our modern industrial society, and can sometimes shrink. But their original aesthetic also by staging still remains authentic, gives us precisely because of the frequent pairing of opposites, such as permanent - ephemeral, soft - hard, man - alive, the paradox of life and theater clear.

The living (and human) is always in its present. Paradox. A paradox is a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that when investigated may prove well-founded or true according to my online dictionary. There are multiple instances of paradox in this novel. All but one proved easy to understand.

People act against or outside their personality for a variety of reasons. Paradox quotes from YourDictionary: The proposition of Mr. Ricardo, which states that a rise in the price of labour lowers the price of a large class of commodities, has undoubtedly a very paradoxical air; but it is, nevertheless, true, and the appeara.paradox (păr′ə-dŏks′) n.

1. A statement that seems to contradict itself but may nonetheless be true: the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking. 2. A person, thing, or situation that exhibits inexplicable or contradictory aspects: "The silence of midnight, to speak truly, though apparently a paradox, rung in my ears" (Mary Shelley.

Various philosophical treatments of paradoxes have been put forth, such as the one by philosopher W. V. Quine, in his classic book, The Ways of Paradox, and Other Essays (). But for .