When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of ThoughtFrom Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist , comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with G del Excursions to the Edge of Thought n nDoes time exist What is inf

The Enigma of Reason

The Enigma of ReasonReason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom If reason is so useful, why didn t it also evolve in other animals If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings o

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

The Art of Logic in an Illogical WorldHow both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post truth worldIn 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 contemp

Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

Give Them an Argument: Logic for the LeftMany serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right wing logicbros This is a serious mistake Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people trust us , the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade

Rationality: From AI to Zombies

Rationality: From AI to ZombiesWhat does it actually mean to be rational Not Hollywood style rational, where you forsake all human feeling to embrace Cold Hard Logic Real rationality, of the sort studied by psychologists, social scientists, and mathematicians The kind of rationality where you make good decisions, even when i

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Mindware: Tools for Smart ThinkingLearn how to think effectively, at work and at home Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly, many of the

Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric

Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & RhetoricFollowing the success of Quadrivium, Sciencia, and Designa, Trivium combines six small books on the classical subjects of a liberal education n nThe trivium refers to the three liberal arts considered in classical Greece to be the pillars of critical thought grammar, logic, and rhetoric Following o

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