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Liar Lies or Not ?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by naimish, Sep 1, 2009.

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Does a liar lies when he says he says he is telling a lie ?

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  1. naimish

    naimish New Member

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    Does a liar lies when he says he says he is telling a lie ?
     
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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    No. He says the truth because there is no lier who always lies.
     
  3. xpi0t0s

    xpi0t0s Mentor

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    You obviously know nothing about British politics. How do you know when a British politician is lying? His lips are moving.

    Actually they're not all as bad as that, but it's a reasonable premise to start with.
     
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    no at that moment he is not lieing
     
  5. xpi0t0s

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    Ah, but if he says he is telling a lie then he is lying about whether or not he's lying. It's a paradox, you see. In fact, nobody can say "This is a lie" (or "I'm lying", or "This statement is false", or any other variation) because the statement is self-contradictory: if it's a lie and therefore true then it's not a lie, but if it's not a lie then it's true and must therefore be a lie. Which makes no sense.
     
  6. naimish

    naimish New Member

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    I will stick with Yes :D
     
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    NO when a liar tells that he is is lieing everyone thinks he is lieng but actually he is telling the truth that he is lying
     
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    Some ppl think, a liar is a liar at all times, and for all purposes.

    But it's not necessarily so.
     
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    Nice one but confusing :D
     

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