Combining stories of great writers and philosophers with quotations and riddles, this original text for first courses in mathematical logic examines problems related to proofs, propositional logic and first-order logic, undecidability, and other topics. 2014 edition.
These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic is necessary.
Now a generation of readers can be charmed and inspired by this witty, sophisticated author. This book looks at the ideas inspired by Taoism that treat a wide variety of subjects about life in general. By the author of "This Book Needs No Title" and "Alice in Puzzleland".
This "best of" hardcover collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features logic puzzles, musings on mathematical logic and paradoxes, chess problems, and thoughts on the philosophy of religion, plus personal tributes to the author.
In this entertaining and challenging collection of logic puzzles, Raymond Smullyan-author of Forever Undecided-continues to delight and astonish us with his gift for making available, in the thoroughly pleasurable form of puzzles, some of the most important mathematical thinking of our time.
Features an approach to the teaching of mathematical logic by putting it in the context of the puzzles and paradoxes of common language and rational thought. Using the logic of lying and truth-telling, this book introduces the informal reasoning preparing them for the formal study of symbolic logic, from propositional logic to first-order logic.
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