The Art of Logic in An Illogical World

The Art of Logic in An Illogical World

eBook - 2018
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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, 2018.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Sep 17, 2018

This book seemed like a series of political discourses masquerading as a book about logic. If you're interested in politics, I recommend reading books specifically about the issues about which you are interested. They'd likely be more accessible and relevant than this book. If you're interested in logic or critical reasoning, I'd recommend books by Guy Harrison and P.M. Forni.

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