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The Power of Logical Thinking: Easy Lessons in the Art of Reasoning...and Hard Facts About Its Absence in Our Lives

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America has become a society devoid of understanding of the power of logic and numbers. All too often, we rely on our intuition or on empty statistics to formulate opinions about ourselves and our world. As a result of inadequate schooling in the art of reasoning, we have become a people unable to make truly logical decisions, intimidated by numbers, and too passive to rev ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 1st 1996)
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Saint No Stopping Us

Four out of ten.

The logical problems and explanations brought up to demonstrate the issue in hand (ie. the Monty Hall dilemma) were interesting enough. Dull and repetetive after that...

James P
Mar 23, 2008 James P rated it liked it
Don't be afraid of a book written by arguably the world's most intelligent woman. (She happens to be married to Dr. Jarvik who invented the artificial heart.) You will love some of her logic problems which, if you can solve or understand quicly, will make you a MENSA candidate. Not that there is anything wrong with not being a candidate.
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Sep 26, 2007 Mina Oh rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who preps for LSAT
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Logical thinking. I thought I had thought fairly logically, but no.
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Marilyn vos Savant is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ". Since 1986 she has written Ask Marilyn, a Sunday column in Parade magazine in which she solves puzzles and answers questions from readers on a variety of subjects.
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