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I Think, Therefore I Laugh

I Think, Therefore I Laugh - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0231119153

Cover of I Think, Therefore I Laugh 00 (ISBN 978-0231119153)
ISBN13: 978-0231119153
ISBN10: 0231119151
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Published: 2000
International: No

I Think, Therefore I Laugh - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0231119153

John Allen Paulos

ISBN13: 978-0231119153
ISBN10: 0231119151
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The preeminent explicator of mathematical logic to non-mathematicians, John Allen Paulos is familiar to general readers not only from his bestselling books but also from his media appearances, including The David Letterman Show and National Public Radio´s "Talk of the Nation" and "Science Friday," as well as articles in Newsweek, Nature, Discover, Business Week, the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, New York Review of Books, and The London Review of Books.
Paulos originally wrote this charming little book on analytic logic, its mathematics, and its puzzles in 1985. And as in his later books, he uses jokes, stories, parables, and anecdotes to elucidate difficult concepts, in this case, some of the fundamental problems in modern philosophy.

Author Bio

Paulos, John Allen : Temple University

John Allen Paulos - best-selling author and mathematician - is professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia. In addition to a number of scholarly papers on mathematical logic, probability, and the philosophy of science, Dr. Paulos has written numerous books, including Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, and Once Upon a Number. Familiar to listeners from his appearances on National Public Radio´s "Talk of the Nation" and "Science Friday," he also writes the monthly "Who´s Counting" for ABCNews.com and has written for Discover Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post´s Book World, as well as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

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