“Everything I say to you is a lie”

This week, I was asked a particularly mind-twisting question by a friend on Facebook: –

A man walks up to you and says “everything that I say to you is a lie”. Is the man telling the truth or is he lying?

If true – it is paradoxial, If false there is no conflict. You can’t determine whether the statement is true or false without more information.

Discuss.

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