Reflexivity, Contradiction, Paradox and M. C. Escher

  title={Reflexivity, Contradiction, Paradox and M. C. Escher},
  author={L. Goldstein},
  pages={299 - 308}
  • L. Goldstein
  • Published 1996
  • Art
  • Leonardo
  • The paradoxes that have been studied by philosophers and logicians are arguments that lead from plausible premises to impossible conclusions. For example, in the Liar Paradox, the assumption that “This statement is false” is either true or false leads to the conclusion that it is both true and false. Depictions of sc-called “impossible objects” in the late works of M. C. Escher are visually paradoxical. There are deep similarities between visual and logico-semantic paradoxes. In the case of the… CONTINUE READING
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