OJPP  Vol.5 No.5 , May 2015
The Liar Paradox
Abstract: This essay delivers a serious message on life, at the core of reasoning, to wit, “I am a liar” self-destructive infests reasoning to undermine it to fill life with oxymora, then proposes a singing way out in music. This essay is naturally divided into three sections: one, how self-destructive the liar paradox is life-ubiquitous; two, the liar paradox as basic to logic and philosophy; and three, how to deal with the liar paradox in snake-charming, in “Tying.” In short, these pages say that “I am a liar” self-denies to self-destroy, to demolish the structure of living (Section 1) and reasoning (Section 2). Such self-demolition must be snake-charmed into deeply singing life and reasoning (Section 3).
Cite this paper: Wu, K. (2015) The Liar Paradox. Open Journal of Philosophy, 5, 253-260. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.55032.

[1]   Arendt, H. (1963). Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. NY: Penguin.

[2]   Barrett, W. (1956). Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D. T. Suzuki. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

[3]   Carroll, L. (1971). Alice in Wonderland (2nd Edition). NY: W. W. Norton.

[4]   Chung, C. (1974). Chuang Zu. Tokyo: Tokyo Publishers.

[5]   Dawson Jr., J. W. (1997). Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel. Wellesley, MA: A K Peters.

[6]   Howatson, M. C. (1989). On Boethius (pp. 90-91). The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.

[7]   Kline, M. (1980). Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty. NY: Barnes & Noble.

[8]   Nye, J. S. (2009). International Politics. Foreign Affairs, July/August, 160-163.

[9]   Scott, R. B. Y. (1965). Proverbs; Ecclesiastes. The Anchor Bible, 18, 209.

[10]   Sorensen, R. (2003). A Brief History of the Paradox (pp. 194-196). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[11]   Whitehead, A. F. (1954). Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead (p. 250). Boston: David R. Godine.

[12]   Wu, K.-M. (1982). Chuang Tzu: World Philosopher at Play. NY: Crossroads and Chico.

[13]   Wu, K.-M. (1990). The Butterfly as Companion (pp. 113-277). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

[14]   Wu, K.-M. (1998). On the “Logic” of Togetherness: A Cultural Hermeneutic (pp. 150-293). Leiden: Brill.

[15]   Wu, K.-M. (2012). Nonsense: Cultural Mediations on the Beyond. NY: Nova Science.

[16]   Wu, K.-M. (2014). In Praise of Pain. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences, July.