Rakar frisören sig själv?

Bertrand Russell är en smartis. Därför lyckades han identifiera Russellparadoxen. Den är abstrakt men kan illustreras med hjälp av den mer konkreta frisörparadoxen:

Suppose there is a town with just one male barber; and that every man in the town keeps himself clean-shaven: some by shaving themselves, some by attending the barber. It seems reasonable to imagine that the barber obeys the following rule: He shaves all and only those men in town who do not shave themselves.

Under this scenario, we can ask the following question: Does the barber shave himself?

Asking this, however, we discover that the situation presented is in fact impossible:  

• If the barber does not shave himself, he must abide by the rule and shave himself.
• If he does shave himself, according to the rule he will not shave himself.

Så vad säger du: Rakar frisören sig själv?