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Godelian self-reference

agapito

Member
Apr 18, 2018
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Please consider this, supposedly Godel’s creation:

The result of substituting the quotation of “The result of substituting the quotation of x for ‘x’ in x has property P.” for ‘x’ in “The result of substituting the quotation of x for ‘x’ in x has property P.” has property P.

Supposedly this ends up in a sentence that “says of itself it has Property P” in the sense that it says that a sentence satisfying a certain description has property P, and the sentence itself is the only one and only sentence satisfying that description

Can anyone make sense of this convoluted language? All help appreciated