To Mock a Mockingbird: and Other Logic Puzzles

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In this entertaining and challenging collection of logic puzzles, Raymond Smullyan-author of Forever Undecided-continues to delight and astonish us with his gift for making available, in the thoroughly pleasurable form of puzzles, some of the most important mathematical thinking of our time.

Auteur
Raymond Smullyan, a well-known mathematician and logician and the author of many books, is Oscar Ewing Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University and Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York-Lehman College and Graduate Center.

Contenu

PART I - LOGIC PUZZLES; 1. The Prize and Other Puzzles; 2. The Absentminded Logician; 3. The Barber of Seville; 4. The Mystery of the Photograph; PART II - KNIGHTS, KNAVES, AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH; 5. Some Unusual Knights and Knaves; 6. Day-Knights and Night Knights; 7. Gods, Demons, and Mortals; 8. In Search of the Fountain of Youth; PART III - TO MOCK A MOCKINGBIRD; 9. To Mock a Mockingbird; 10. s There a Sage Bird; 11. Birds Galore; 12. Mockingbirds, Warblers, and Starlings; 13. A Gallery of Sage Birds; PART IV - SINGING BIRDS; 14. Curry's Lively Bird Forest; 15. Russell's Forrest; 16. The Forest Without a Name; 17. Godel's Forest; PART V - THE MASTER FOREST; 18. The Master Forest; 19. Aristocratic Birds; 20. Craig's Discovery; PART VI - THE GRAND QUESTION; 21. The Fixed Point Principle; 22. A Glimpse into Infinity; 23. Logical Birds; 24. Birds That Can Do Arithmetic; 25. Is There an Ideal Bird; Epilogue; Who's Who Among the Birds

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Détails sur le produit

Titre
To Mock a Mockingbird: and Other Logic Puzzles
Sous-titre
And Other Logic Puzzles
Auteur
EAN
9780192801425
ISBN
978-0-19-280142-5
Format
Couverture cartonnée
Editeur
Oxford Academic
Genre
Sciences humaines en général
Nombre de pages
256
Poids
192g
Taille
H197mm x B130mm x T16mm
Année
2000
Sous-titre
Englisch
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