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The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Cheng

Label
The art of logic in an illogical world
Title
The art of logic in an illogical world
Statement of responsibility
Eugenia Cheng
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 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 contemporary life. Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. If a mathematician can't be logical, what are we to do? In this book, Cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic, and explains why alogic--for example, emotion--is vital to how we think and communicate. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes. Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly."--Amazon.com
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692570
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheng, Eugenia
Dewey number
160
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA9
LC item number
.C486175 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
  • Thought and thinking
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Cheng
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of logic: Why logic? ; What logic is ; The directionality of logic ; Opposites and falsehoods ; Blame and responsibility ; Relationships ; How to be right -- The limits of logic: Truth and humans ; Paradoxes ; Where logic can't help us -- Beyond logic: Axioms ; Fine lines and gray areas ; Analogies ; Equivalence ; Emotions ; Intelligence and rationality
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781541672482
Lccn
2018948797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019991677
  • (OCoLC)1019991677
Label
The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Cheng
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of logic: Why logic? ; What logic is ; The directionality of logic ; Opposites and falsehoods ; Blame and responsibility ; Relationships ; How to be right -- The limits of logic: Truth and humans ; Paradoxes ; Where logic can't help us -- Beyond logic: Axioms ; Fine lines and gray areas ; Analogies ; Equivalence ; Emotions ; Intelligence and rationality
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781541672482
Lccn
2018948797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019991677
  • (OCoLC)1019991677

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