The Resource The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Chen, (electronic resource)

The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Chen, (electronic resource)

Label
The art of logic in an illogical world
Title
The art of logic in an illogical world
Statement of responsibility
Eugenia Chen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheng, Eugenia
Dewey number
160
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA9
LC item number
.C4854 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Logic
  • Reasoning
  • Thought and thinking
Label
The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Chen, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages 301-304)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781541672505
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3c29962a-e438-4cfe-bbc2-59c5e8c602d3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052465546
Label
The art of logic in an illogical world, Eugenia Chen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index (pages 301-304)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781541672505
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3c29962a-e438-4cfe-bbc2-59c5e8c602d3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052465546

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