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The Resource Paradoxes from A to Z, Michael Clark

Paradoxes from A to Z, Michael Clark

Label
Paradoxes from A to Z
Title
Paradoxes from A to Z
Statement of responsibility
Michael Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Michael
Dewey number
165
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paradox
  • Paradoxes
Label
Paradoxes from A to Z, Michael Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Achilles and the Tortoise -- Allais' Paradox -- The Paradox of Analysis -- The Arrow -- The Barber Shop Paradox -- Berry's Paradox -- Bertrand's Box Paradox -- Bertrand's (Chord) Paradox -- The Paradox of Blackmail -- The Bridge -- Buridan's Ass -- The Cable Guy Paradox -- Cantor's Paradox -- The Paradox of the Charitable Trust -- The Chicken and the Egg -- Curry's Paradox -- The Paradox of Democracy -- The Designated Student -- The Paradox of Deterrence -- The Eclipse Paradox -- The Paradox of Entailment -- The Paradox of Fiction -- The Paradox of Foreknowledge -- Galileo's Paradox -- The Gentle Murder Paradox (The Good Samaritan) -- The Paradox of the Gods -- Grue (Goodman's 'New Riddle of Induction') -- The Heap -- Heraclitus' Paradox -- Heterological -- Hilbert's Hotel -- The Indy Paradox -- The Paradox of Inference -- The Paradox of Interesting Numbers -- The Paradox of Jurisdiction -- The Paradox of Knowability -- The Knower -- The Lawyer -- The Liar --
  • The Lottery -- Lycan's Paradox -- The Paradox of the Many -- The Monty Hall Paradox -- Moore's Paradox -- Moral Luck -- The Paradox of the Muddy Children -- Newcomb's Problem -- The Numbered Balls -- The Paradox of Omniscience -- Paradox -- The Parrondo Paradox -- The Placebo Paradox -- The Paradox of Plurality -- The Prediction Paradox -- The Preface -- The Paradox of Preference -- Prisoners' Dilemma -- The Paradox of the Question -- Quinn's Paradox -- The Racecourse -- The Rakehell -- The Paradox of the Ravens -- Richard's Paradox -- Russell's Paradox -- The St Petersburg Paradox -- The Self-Amendment -- Paradox Self-deception -- Self-ful?lling Belief -- The Ship of Theseus -- Simpson's Paradox -- The Sleeping Beauty -- The Paradox of Soundness -- The Spaceship -- The Toxin Paradox -- The Paradox of Tragedy -- The Tristram Shandy -- The Trojan Fly -- The Two-envelope Paradox -- The Unexpected Examination -- The Paradox of Validity -- The Paradox of Voting -- Wang's Paradox -- The Xenophobic Paradox -- Yablo's Paradox -- Zeno's Paradoxes
Control code
000041564289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415420839
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007015371
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Paradoxes from A to Z, Michael Clark
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Achilles and the Tortoise -- Allais' Paradox -- The Paradox of Analysis -- The Arrow -- The Barber Shop Paradox -- Berry's Paradox -- Bertrand's Box Paradox -- Bertrand's (Chord) Paradox -- The Paradox of Blackmail -- The Bridge -- Buridan's Ass -- The Cable Guy Paradox -- Cantor's Paradox -- The Paradox of the Charitable Trust -- The Chicken and the Egg -- Curry's Paradox -- The Paradox of Democracy -- The Designated Student -- The Paradox of Deterrence -- The Eclipse Paradox -- The Paradox of Entailment -- The Paradox of Fiction -- The Paradox of Foreknowledge -- Galileo's Paradox -- The Gentle Murder Paradox (The Good Samaritan) -- The Paradox of the Gods -- Grue (Goodman's 'New Riddle of Induction') -- The Heap -- Heraclitus' Paradox -- Heterological -- Hilbert's Hotel -- The Indy Paradox -- The Paradox of Inference -- The Paradox of Interesting Numbers -- The Paradox of Jurisdiction -- The Paradox of Knowability -- The Knower -- The Lawyer -- The Liar --
  • The Lottery -- Lycan's Paradox -- The Paradox of the Many -- The Monty Hall Paradox -- Moore's Paradox -- Moral Luck -- The Paradox of the Muddy Children -- Newcomb's Problem -- The Numbered Balls -- The Paradox of Omniscience -- Paradox -- The Parrondo Paradox -- The Placebo Paradox -- The Paradox of Plurality -- The Prediction Paradox -- The Preface -- The Paradox of Preference -- Prisoners' Dilemma -- The Paradox of the Question -- Quinn's Paradox -- The Racecourse -- The Rakehell -- The Paradox of the Ravens -- Richard's Paradox -- Russell's Paradox -- The St Petersburg Paradox -- The Self-Amendment -- Paradox Self-deception -- Self-ful?lling Belief -- The Ship of Theseus -- Simpson's Paradox -- The Sleeping Beauty -- The Paradox of Soundness -- The Spaceship -- The Toxin Paradox -- The Paradox of Tragedy -- The Tristram Shandy -- The Trojan Fly -- The Two-envelope Paradox -- The Unexpected Examination -- The Paradox of Validity -- The Paradox of Voting -- Wang's Paradox -- The Xenophobic Paradox -- Yablo's Paradox -- Zeno's Paradoxes
Control code
000041564289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiii, 253 p.
Isbn
9780415420839
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007015371
Other physical details
ill.

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