Tortoise and Achilles

What the Tortoise said to Achilles, by Lewis Carroll

What follows is a short story written by Lewis Carroll, and published in 1895. It explores some anomalies of Logic, suggesting that it’s incomplete, orĀ empirical. This famous piece drew responses from celebrated logicians such as Bertrand Russel, and Peter Winch. Achilles had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its back. “So you’ve