عنوان مقاله [English]
There are different approaches for analyzing linguistic and cognitive structures of “Paradox”. One approach believes that paradox originates from a kind of contradiction of the statements, either descriptive or predicative; another approach, by an attempt to eliminate the contradiction, reduces the paradox to true statements; the third approach, by investigating the mystical and intuitive experiences, attempts to make a link between these experiences and paradox.
In short all the approaches explain the properties of mystical language in general, and those of the paradoxical language in specific, in order to analyze paradox as far as possible. Nevertheless it seems that one of the fundamental characteristics of paradox, i.e. dissociation between its ontological and epistemological aspects has been neglected in these studies. That is why the present article focuses on this distinction and reveals its significance in the formation and interpretation of paradox.