The Bertrand Russell Murder Mysteries, Episode IV
“A Close Shave”
In the last episode, Bertrand Russell discovered that the town had only one barber, that the barber shaved all the men, and that the barber shaved only those who did not shave themselves.” “Good Grief,” said Alfred North Whitehead. “It's a terrible paradox about that barber.”
“Not really,” answered Russell. “The solution is clear. The barber is a woman. Her name is Inga, and it was she who killed Lord Penington.”
“Elementary, Russell?” asked Whitehead.
“No, set-theoretic,” replied Russell.
NEXT TIME: Waiting for Gödel
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