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## A Cretan says that he always lies. Is he then lying? Is that statement true or false?

Hmm, I tried to create a paradox here and have failed. Let me reformulate the initial question:

If a Cretan sais that he either always tells the truth or always lies, and nothing in between is possible, is he then lying, or is he telling the truth? Is his statement true or false, or do I get a paradox? If he always lies, than admitting that he always lies would be telling the truth which makes previous statement false, which means that he lied when he said that he always lies, he does it only sometimes.

True: Then Cretan always lies and is lying now. False: Then Cretan does not always lie. (only sometimes or even never!) If I ever meet a Cretan, it would be nice to know what to expect from him. Why do I care!A A variant of the Epimenides paradox! Abnosome! This can obviously be answered in many ways, but the surest interpretation labels it false. At least contingently false.

its false because if he is always lying then he is lying now and then he isnt always lying so in the end he isnt always lying, if he doesnt lie about this then he also always doesnt lie.A variant of the Epimenides paradox! Awesome! This can obviously be answered in many ways, but the surest interpretation labels it false. At least contingently false.

You stand at a fork in the road: one path leading to death, other to home. Next to each path there is a guard: one always tells the truth, the other always lies, and you can't know which one is a liar.

You can ask one guard one question to find out which path leads to heaven. What question will guarantee your safe journey to home?

A Cretan says that he always lies. Is he then lying? Is that statement true or false?