The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

Author(s): Eugenia Cheng
Original Publish Date: Sep 11, 2018
Product Number: EB00718778
Released: Sep 11, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541672512
Publisher: Basic Books
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How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world 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.

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Author(s): Eugenia Cheng
Narrator(s): Moira Quirk
Product Number Z100161968
Released: Mar 12, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549175039

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