So this barber shaves the women? I suppose that's Sicilian women for you.
See here.
RonL
An ancient Sicilian legend says that the barber in a remote town who can be reached only by traveling a dangerous mountain road shaves those people, and only those people, who do not shave themselves. Can there be such a barber?? How do I proof this using a logical statement??
I know the answer to this question is that it's possible if the barber is a woman right? But I still dont get the explanation, after I read all the stuff in the link then I noticed something about separating something from a set? Can someone explain this to me
If this is worded carefully no such barber can exist because his existance
contains a contradiction. The reason is that this is a version of the set of
all sets that do not contain themselves.
If this set contains itself then it does not contain itself, if it does not contain
itself then it does contain itself. hence we conclude any system of set
theory which allows such a set is inconsistent (that is contains
contradictions).
A more carefull wording goes:
In a certain village all the men a clean shaven and there lives a (male) barber
who shaves all those men of the village who do not shave themselves. Who
shaves the barber.
RonL
Do you mean that the answer to this question is possible if the barber shaves a woman because a woman does not shave themselves??
I am actually still confused with this question, what does "those men" mean here, does it mean people who lives near the barber or people who travels through a dangerous mountain??
One more thing is that, I am still not clear of the answer of this question. Is it possible? If yes then why?
Here's the rule:This Barber can't exist if you think of how gets shaved.The Barber shaves ONLY and ALL those who don't shave themselves.
If he shaves himself, then he isn't one of those people who don't shave themselves, in which case he can't shave himself...The Barber shaves ONLY and ALL those who don't shave themselves.
If he doesn't shave himself, then he is one of those people who don't shave themselves, in which case he must shave himself...The Barber shaves ONLY and ALL those who don't shave themselves.
This barber can't exist.
It's like the person who says: "I always lie"
The mention of women and/or beards is just to point out that your wording
of the paradox is not tight enough to make it a paradox. If worded carefully
women and/or beards don't appear, and we have a paradox, so then we
have to conclude that there can be no such barber.
RonL