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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 752 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PARADOX (Gr. treat, beyond, contrary to, Sofia, opinion), a proposition or statement which appears to be at variance with generally-received opinion, or which apparently is self-contradictory, absurd or untrue, but either contains a concealed truth or may on examination be proved to be true. A " paradox " has been compared with a " paralogism " (irapa, Xeyos, reason), as that which is contrary to opinion only and not contrary to reason, but it is frequently used in the sense of that which is really absurd or untrue.
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