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Paradoxes from A to Z

 
 
 
 
Paradoxes from A to Z
Author: Michael Clark
ISBN 13: 9780415420839
ISBN 10: 415420830
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-05-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $25.95
 
 

This updated second edition is the essential guide to paradoxes and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship and the Prisoners' Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, ethics, science, art and politics.

Clark discusses each paradox in non-technical terms, considering its significance and looking at likely solutions. Including a full glossary, Paradoxes from A to Z is a refreshing alternative to traditional philosophical introductions.