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Book And Its Mathematical Approachand its mathematical approach classifying paradoxes is something I hadn t encountered before My only disappointment is that there was not a comprehensive overview or list of famous paradoxes This is a very excellent book outlining the analytic philosophical approach towards dealing with paradoxes Unlike say a mathematical logic approach to this problem which would probably define paradox strictly as a contradiction in a formal system the author s scope includes paradoxes which may arise through natural language and sleight of hands like Monty Hall otherwise wouldn t be viewed as a paradox which includes paradoxes that occur in word puzzle settingsThe author introduces several overall strategies to tackling paradoxes including Preemptive Strike which would be called The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over refinement in other settings think naive set theory to Zermelo Frankel set theory the Bayesian Approach using a naive Bayes to determine posterior probabilities of paradoxes based on the likelihood of the predicates Odd guy out basically uestioning some hypothesis identified as possibly causing the paradox Its all Good arguing that the paradox arises to a type of linguistic legerdemain and You can t get there from here A Michiganeference it seems which uestions the easoning where the paradox aroseOf these only two Odd man out and Preemptive Strike would probably be classified as a legitimate approach by mathematicians since the est would have been The Heart of Business removed by well formedness arguments and the like Odd man out leads to an interesting aside conversation the author makes on the uine Duhem thesis which states that it is not possible to isolate and test an individual hypothesis from a set of hypothesisIn the mathematical context this seems silly but this is probably a veryelevant conversation for a scientist including those in the social sciences which utilize partial and marginal arguments all the time mostly out of necessity as opposed to a clear thought out program a prioriOther topics covered include the various ideas of Zeno the semantical truth mappings of Tarski variations of the set of sets paradox Monty Hall and even "a small conversation of epr at the endi "small conversation of EPR at the endI the book was Treasures of Darkness really good at conveying challenging material verbally I had toeplay certain segments a few times and the book did suffer from not including any pdfs of diagrams but we ll worth the listen Highly ecommend Pretty decent introductory text on the topic of paradoxes A good balance of general introduction classification of solutions and this history and future of the study of paradoxes their implications etc All in all a fun ead and very informative I feel like I took away several particularly salient points about the various nuances and pitfalls of attempting to solve paradoxes that might be useful in my own An introduction to paradoxes showing that they are than mere puzzles but can prompt new ways of thinkingThinkers have been fascinated by paradox since long before Aristotle grappled with Zeno's In this volume in The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series Margaret Cuonzo explores paradoxes and the strategies used to solve them She finds that paradoxes are than mere puzzles but can prompt new ways of thinkingA paradox can be defined as a set of mutually inconsistent claims each of which seems true Paradoxes emerge not just in salons and ivory towers but in everyday life An Internet search. ,
Ork What kept this from being a 5 star book for me is that for a general audience text I thought there were too many places where there were big gaps in the discussion that could only be filled if you had some deeper idea of cuonzo was going with the thought which was going with the thought which imagine might be confusing for many Menopause and the Mind readers and certainly gave me pause at some points But mostly I think this book succeeds in its general mission of taking the storied philosophical sub topic of paradoxes and condensing a lot of information about it into an easily digestible volume for the motivated layperson Give it a shot It s pretty good and I definitely enjoy the MIT Essential Knowledge series and will pick up of them Felt a littleushed near the end Cuonzo takes us from Pythagoras to Kant to current philosophy of science with PopperKuhnetc in about 50 pages Also it surpr Smart book Clarifies much Not that I m not still confused I love the Lets Make a Deal paradox On the whole a bit too heavy It s like a thesis in philosophy I m not sure what led me to the MIT Press
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