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Author Cheng, Eugenia, author.

Title The art of logic in an illogical world / Eugenia Cheng.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2018]


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  511.3 CHENG    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  160 CHENG    DUE 10-13-20 Billed
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  160 CHENG    DUE 08-03-24
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  160 CHENG    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  160 CHE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  160 CHENG    DUE 08-12-24
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  160 CHENG    Check Shelf
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 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  160 CHENG    Check Shelf
Edition First US edition.
Description xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "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."
Note Includes index.
Contents The power of logic: Why logic? ; What logic is ; The directionality of logic ; Opposites and falsehoods ; Blame and responsibility ; Relationships ; How to be right -- The limits of logic: Truth and humans ; Paradoxes ; Where logic can't help us -- Beyond logic: Axioms ; Fine lines and gray areas ; Analogies ; Equivalence ; Emotions ; Intelligence and rationality.
Subject Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
Logic -- Popular works.
Reasoning -- Popular works.
Thought and thinking -- Popular works.
Logic. (OCoLC)fst01002014
Reasoning. (OCoLC)fst01091282
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
ISBN 1541672488 (hardcover)
9781541672482 (hardcover)
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