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A Dialogue in which Gödel’s self-referential construction is mirrored in words. The idea is due to W. V. O. Quine. This Dialogue serves as a prototype for the next Chapter.


  1. How do the count and Goldberg relate to Achilles and Tortoise?
  2. What does "Copper, Silver, Gold: An Indestructible Metallic Alloy" hint at? Why?
  3. Where does the post-ending ending start? What are the clues?
  4. Note that the phrase the “very gold Asian box” is changed into the “Very Asian Box” by Achilles. Why does this happen?