I Think, Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy by John Allen PaulosI Think, Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy by John Allen Paulos

I Think, Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy

byJohn Allen Paulos

Paperback | January 11, 2000

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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.

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John Allen Paulos-best-selling author and mathematician-is professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia. He has written numerous books, including Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, and Once Upon a Number.

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Title:I Think, Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pagesPublished:January 11, 2000Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231119151

ISBN - 13:9780231119153

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Known for his appearances in the media, including spots on Late Night with David Letterman and charming articles featured in Newsweek, John Allen Paulos is an expert in the realm of analytic logic, mathematics and puzzles. In his witty book I Think Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy, the best-selling author of Innumeracy uses jokes, stories and anecdotes to illuminate difficult concepts and problems in modern philosophy. The unique ideas and enlightening concepts will make readers think about mathematical logic in a fascinating — and entertaining — new light.

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If, like me, you find fun in logical conundrums and absurdities, you will find plenty [here]. On the other hand, if you're of the type that finds people like Paulos and me tedious, you should look into his book anyway, just to see what you've been missing.