Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge [NOOK Book]

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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.

The author of Big Secrets and Bigger Secrets takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of...

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

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Overview

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.

The author of Big Secrets and Bigger Secrets 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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307763792
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 779,703
  • File size: 4 MB

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