FAQs about Self-Reference

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Q: What is a self-reference?

A: It’s a statement that refers to itself.

20160210083736_00001Q: So, like… is this question self-referential?

A: Yes.

Q: And this question too?!

A: You can stop now.

Q: So why is self-reference important in mathematics?

A: Because mathematics is built on logic, and self-references unravel logic.

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