9780415538572

Paradoxes from A to Z

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415538572

  • ISBN10:

    0415538572

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 11/5/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Paradoxes from A to Zis the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship and the Prisoner's Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, science, art and politics. Clark discusses each paradox in non-technical terms, considering its significance and looking at likely solutions. This third edition is revised throughout, and adds nine new paradoxes that have important bearings in areas such as law, logic, ethics and probability. Paradoxes from A to Zis an ideal starting point for those interested not just in philosophical puzzles and conundrums but anyone seeking to hone their thinking skills.

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