Russell Paradox

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Bertrand Russell's Views On Philosophy - Philosophical Work - Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
... Russell had great influence on modern mathematical logic ... The American philosopher and logician Willard Quine said Russell's work represented the greatest influence on his own work ... Russell's first mathematical book, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry, was published in 1897 ...

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    The conclusion suggested by these arguments might be called the paradox of theorizing. It asserts that if the terms and the general principles of a scientific theory serve their purpose, i. e., if they establish the definite connections among observable phenomena, then they can be dispensed with since any chain of laws and interpretive statements establishing such a connection should then be replaceable by a law which directly links observational antecedents to observational consequents.
    —C.G. (Carl Gustav)

    Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
    —James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)