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  1. Any really interesting paradox must have logical reasoning behind it, which automatically makes it more logical than philosophical, so (for me) the most interesting is the paradox of an unexpected execution. Despite the fact that it is more logical than philosophical, a certain subtext can be found in it.

    It consists of the following:

    One day a prisoner is approached and informed of two statements:

    1) He will be executed next week at 18:00.

    2) The day of execution will be a surprise for him.

    The paradox lies in reasoning over the day of execution – it can't be Sunday, because then the prisoners will know for sure that it will be it. It can't be Saturday by the same logic, excluding Sunday and so on.

    If we talk about purely philosophical paradoxes, then the most well-known and, most likely, interesting is the paradox about an unaffordable stone created by God.

    If God is omnipotent, then he can create a stone that no one can lift, but if he cannot lift the stone himself, then God is not omnipotent. If he cannot create such a stone, then again, God is not omnipotent.

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