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Paradoxes from A to Z

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 10th 2002 by Routledge (first published 2002)
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Aug 13, 2015 Mishek rated it really liked it

A nice read. The book boasts 84 paradoxes (with 10 new ones having been added for this edition). Each paradox is discussed and resolved— or explained why it cannot be resolved— all within about three or four pages. Most of the classic paradoxes are here, such as 'Achilles and the Tortoise,' 'The Prisoners Dilemma,' 'The Liar,' and 'The Chicken and the Egg’ (to name just a few).
I wanted to read this book to check out the discussion of the Monty Hall Problem (here called the Monty Hall Paradox).
Maurizio Codogno
Avevo letto la traduzione in italiano della prima edizione di questo libro e non mi era piaciuta. Dopo quasi dieci anni ho preso la terza edizione rivista e ampliata, e almeno in parte devo rivedere in positivo il mio giudizio: decidete voi se con gli anni mi sono addolcito, se la traduzione avesse peggiorato le cose o se la revisione di Clark abbia migliorato il risultato. Ad ogni buon conto, il libro raccoglie un gran numero di paradossi - l'indice ha 94 voci, ma alcune sono dei semplici riman ...more
Maurizio Codogno
I paradossi sono antichi come la filosofia greca: basta pensare a Zenone che amabilmente descrive la gara tra Achille e la tartaruga. Qualcuno magari ha anche sentito parlare di Bertrand Russell e del suo barbiere. Quello che in genere non si sa è che il ventesimo secolo ha inventato una sfilza di frasi che a prima - e seconda... - vista sembrano logicamente impossibili. In questo libro vengono presentati tutti i paradossi, dai più antichi a quelli contemporanei: a ognuno di essi viene dedicato ...more
Apr 17, 2009 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up this book from BookMooch, I suppose I was hoping more for math and/or science paradoxes -- I wouldn't even have minded a philosophy-type paradox as long as it was drawn with something real in mind. Instead this is more of a book of logical paradoxes, based on initial fallacies and misunderstandings which the book unravels for you. In other words, paradoxes that are not really paradoxes once you look at them more closely.

I'm often frustrated by logic problems that set sterile pr
Un bel compendio di paradossi, ma non riuscirete ad affrontarlo se non avete già di vostro una passione per l’argomento o un’infarinatura matematica, perché ogni paradosso è presentato nel modo essenziale… se volete delle spiegazioni esaurienti vi consiglio Il libro dei paradossi di Nicholas Falletta.
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