Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

by William Poundstone
     
 

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This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant.


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This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``In a dazzling tour de force, Poundstone leads us through a series of paradoxes that move from Sherlock Holmes's puzzles to time travel, from dismembered brains in vats to multiple worlds, from the libraries of Atlantis to black holes. Eminently accessible, this delightful rapid-fire entertainment will appeal to readers of Douglas Hofstadter's G odel, Escher, Bach ,'' remarked PW . Illustrated. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307763792
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
702,145
File size:
3 MB

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