Effacing the Preface Paradox
The Preface Paradox goes as follows:
An author has written a book wherein he makes many claims. He has read over the book many times, sent each idea to reviewers/editors, and cross-referenced everything with existing research. Thus, he has reason to believe that all the claims he makes in the book are true.
However, he knows (from experience or otherwise) that in spite of his hard work and rigourous examination, there are likely still errors in the book. Thus, he has reason to believe that not all the claims in his book are true (or in other words, that…