Authors: Colin James III
Bob Boyer’s paradox is as follows. “A question: It is generally granted that 'p implies p', which is to say, 'if p, then p'. So what about this claim: 'If any number is prime, then any number is prime'?” We find the sentences are unrelated. We then rewrite the second sentence as: “If at least one number is prime, then at least one number is prime”; or as “If at least one number is prime, then possibly all numbers are prime”. Both are trivial tautologies, meaning neither is a contraction or paradox, and therefore forming a tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
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