## What makes Xeno's paradox paradoxical?

### The reasoning you gave

The reasoning you gave illustrates why Zeno's example has a chance of counting as a paradox at all. As you show, *of course* Achilles will overtake the tortoise. But Zeno claimed to have equally good reasoning showing that Achilles never overtakes the tortoise. That's the paradox: apparently good reasoning in favor of each of two incompatible claims.

For Zeno's reasoning and a critique thereof, see sections 3.1 and 3.2 of this SEP entry.

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