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  • Satan, Cantor, And Infinity And Other Mind-bogglin
  • Written by Raymond M. Smullyan
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On Sale: May 30, 2012
Pages: 270 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81982-6
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More than two hundred new and challenging logic puzzles—the simplest brainteaser to the most complex paradoxes in contemporary mathematical thinking—from our topmost puzzlemaster (“the most entertaining logician who ever lived,” Martin Gardner has called him).

Our guide to the puzzles is the Sorcerer, who resides on the Island of Knights and Knaves, where knights always tell the truth and knaves always lie, and he introduces us to the amazing magic—logic—that enables to discover which inhabitants are which. Then, in a picaresque adventure in logic, he takes us to the planet Og, to the Island of Partial Silence, and to a land where metallic robots wearing strings of capital letters are noisily duplicating and dismantling themselves and others. The reader’s job is to figure out how it all works.

Finally, we accompany the Sorcerer on an alluring tour of Infinity which includes George Cantor’s amazing mathematical insights. The tour (and the book) ends with Satan devising a diabolical puzzle for one of Cantor’s prize students—who outwits him!
               
In sum: a devilish magician’s cornucopia of puzzles—a delight for every age and level of ability.
Raymond M. Smullyan

About Raymond M. Smullyan

Raymond M. Smullyan - Satan, Cantor, And Infinity And Other Mind-bogglin
Raymond Smullyan is considered one of America's most inventive creators of logic puzzles. His many writings include What Is the Name of This Book?, The Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Nights, The Lady or the Tiger?, This Book Needs No Title, The Tao Is Silent, and, most recently, Satan, Cantor, and Infinity. He is a professor of mathematical logic at Indiana University.

  • Satan, Cantor, And Infinity And Other Mind-bogglin by Raymond M. Smullyan
  • May 30, 2012
  • Science
  • Knopf
  • $10.99
  • 9780307819826

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