Labyrinths of Reason by William Poundstone
Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

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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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About William Poundstone

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William Poundstone is the author of twelve books, including How Would You Move Mount Fuji? and Fortune's Formula, which was Amazon Editors' pick for the #1 nonfiction book of the year in 2005. He has written for the New York Times, Harper's, Harvard Business Review, and the Village Voice, among other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published July 20, 2011 by Anchor. 288 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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A labyrinth is more than a metaphor for our quest for knowledge; it is. . .methodologically equivalent to our logic."" Thus does physicist/philosopher Poundstone here elaborate his thesis on the nature of belief, the search for truth, the problem of knowledge.

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``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 l

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Paradoxes challenge our thinking about thought itself. By starting out with seemingly reasonable premises and then sabotaging them, paradoxes suggest that we may be deluded in ways we can't even imagi

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