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Is the Universe an Illusion?: A review article shedding light upon one of the mind boggling paradoxes

Parul Khanna, Dr. V. Vijai


We use the Russell’s paradox to dive into the philosophical aspect of life that mathematically supports the philosophical statement “We are all just a thought”. Just as the wind carries the fragrance of its source, so does this article. We mention how the Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory came into existence and also its axioms (two of them in detail). We have also mentioned two other paradoxes, which are similar to the Russell’s Paradox. These ‘simple-statement’ paradoxes provide a clear path to understand the Russell’s paradox. Though, they are not directly derived from the ‘most-argued’ Russell’s paradox, but are mere interpretations of the same. A view of these paradoxes provides clarity over the statement of the Russell’s Paradox.

Keywords: Paradox, Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory, Axiom of Extension, Axiom of Specification, Principle of Bivalence.

Cite this Article: Parul Khanna, V. Vijai. Is the Universe an Illusion?: A Review Article Shedding light Upon one of the Mind Boggling Paradoxes. Research & Reviews: Discrete Mathematical Structures. 2020; 7(2): 1–5p.

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