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The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World (Hardback)

By Cheng, Eugenia

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How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world 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 t...he 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.
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ISBN 9781541672482
Released NZ 11 Sep 2018
Publisher Basic Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781541672482
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Basic Books
Imprint Basic Books
Released 11 Sep 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cheng, Eugenia
Category Logic
Mathematical Logic
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 511.3
Weight 431g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Logic, Critical thinking, Reasoning
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text General/trade