When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of ThoughtFrom Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist , comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with G del Excursions to the Edge of Thought n nDoes time exist What is inf

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The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

The Art of Logic in an Illogical WorldHow both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post truth worldIn a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in the illogic of contemp

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Rationality: From AI to Zombies

Rationality: From AI to ZombiesWhat does it actually mean to be rational Not Hollywood style rational, where you forsake all human feeling to embrace Cold Hard Logic Real rationality, of the sort studied by psychologists, social scientists, and mathematicians The kind of rationality where you make good decisions, even when i

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The Enigma of Reason

The Enigma of ReasonReason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom If reason is so useful, why didn t it also evolve in other animals If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings o

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How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at OddsHow to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we re not as good at thinking as we assume but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper s, Alan Jacobs has

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Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric

Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & RhetoricFollowing the success of Quadrivium, Sciencia, and Designa, Trivium combines six small books on the classical subjects of a liberal education n nThe trivium refers to the three liberal arts considered in classical Greece to be the pillars of critical thought grammar, logic, and rhetoric Following o

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Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Mindware: Tools for Smart ThinkingLearn how to think effectively, at work and at home Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly, many of the

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A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for ArgumentsUpdated examples, streamlined text, and the chapter on definition reworked in a rule based format strengthen this already strong volume Readers familiar with the previous edition will find a text that retains all the features that make Rulebook ideally suited for use as a supplementary course book

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Tractatus Logico-PhilosophicusPerhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his life Written in short, carefully numbered paragraphs of extreme brilliance, it captured the imagination of a g

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidDouglas Hofstadter s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps or links between formal systems However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell,

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