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What nonsense words tell us about real life

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Russell's response to "A Logical Paradox" was to legislate nonsense away into a "null-class" — a set of nonexistent propositions that, because it had no real members, didn't exist either. Russell's solution to "What the Tortoise Said to Achilles," tucked away in a footnote to the Principles of Mathematics (1903), entailed a recourse to sense in order to determine whether or not a proposition should be asserted in the first place, teetering into the mind-dependent realm of idealism.


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