Paroxysm: Philosophical Solution To All Paradoxes

I propose this general solution to all paradoxes:

Find the opposite of each word in the best definition of the problem, and write them in the same order as the corresponding words in the original problem.

The words, which collectively express the answer to the paradox, answer the problem as expressed in those exact words.

It is uncompromising with language, but beneficial to truth.


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Sorites Paradox (Sound of Straw Falling):

Definite Continuum = Indefinite Definitions
OR, Meaningless Continuum = Meaningful Divisions

Liar Paradox:

“Noun lies. I am a noun”. Solution: “Anti-noun does not lie. I am not a noun” hence “I am nothing lying” hence: “nothing lies absolutely”. Or, “nothing lies about the truth”. Or, “even liars can tell true lies”.

Paradox of the Arrow:

Infinite Divisions of Matter is solved by a Finite Continuity Concept (otherwise, time is infinite).

Balding Man:

“Involves ambiguity between hair and balding. The solution is unambiguous hair and balding, or in other words, small amounts of hair or large amounts of covered scalp.” ( — -The Dimensional Philosopher’s Toolkit, 3rd Ed. p. 187)

For general problems as opposed to paradoxes, I recommend including the word ‘solution’ in the answer. The solution including the opposite words of the problem are then expressive of the ultimate conflict, if there is any, and may express the problem in terms of its triviality.

The method, even in this general form of solving general problems, tends to propose solutions which are un-problematic, or at least which could be predicted from the data.

For example, a problematic problem is defined to involve a solution to solutions. The problem is doubly-problematic, because it may be trivial, or it may have a standard. Thus, it solves solutions.

The Paroxysmic Method was originally published by Nathan Coppedge on:

  • Yahoo Answers, and
  • In The Dimensional Philosopher’s Toolkit, in 2013–2014.

A book named Paroxysm by Jean Baudrillard and Philip Petit previously existed, but does not deal with the idea.