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The Resource Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer

Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer

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Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy
Title
Paradox lost
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logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy
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Michael Huemer
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eng
Summary
Paradox Lost covers ten of philosophy's most fascinating paradoxes, in which seemingly compelling reasoning leads to absurd conclusions. The following paradoxes are included:The Liar Paradox, in which a sentence says of itself that it is false. Is the sentence true or false?The Sorites Paradox, in which we imagine removing grains of sand one at a time from a heap of sand. Is there a particular grain whose removal converts the heap to a non-heap?The Puzzle of the Self-Torturer, in which a series of seemingly rational choices has us accepting a life of excruciating pain, in exchange for millions of dollars.Newcomb's Problem, in which we seemingly maximize our expected profit by taking an unknown sum of money, rather than taking the same sum plus $1000.The Surprise Quiz Paradox, in which a professor finds that it is impossible to give a surprise quiz on any particular day of the week ... but also that if this is so, then a surprise quiz can be given on any day.The Two Envelope Paradox, in which we are asked to choose between two indistinguishable envelopes, and it is seemingly shown that each envelope is preferable to the other.The Ravens Paradox, in which observing a purple shoe provides evidence that all ravens are black.The Shooting Room Paradox, in which a deadly game kills 90% of all who play, yet each individual's survival turns on the flip of a fair coin.Each paradox is clearly described, common mistakes are explored, and a clear, logical solution offered. Paradox Lost will appeal to professional philosophers, students of philosophy, and all who love intellectual puzzles. --
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1969-
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Huemer, Michael
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non fiction
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  • Paradox
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Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Semantic paradoxes -- The liar -- The sorites -- Part II. Paradoxes of rational choice -- The self-torturer -- Newcomb's problem -- The surprise quiz -- The two envelopes -- Part III. Paradoxes of probability -- The principles of indifference -- The ravens -- The shooting room -- Self-locating beliefs -- Concluding remarks
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on1047660789
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9783319904894
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1047660789
Label
Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Semantic paradoxes -- The liar -- The sorites -- Part II. Paradoxes of rational choice -- The self-torturer -- Newcomb's problem -- The surprise quiz -- The two envelopes -- Part III. Paradoxes of probability -- The principles of indifference -- The ravens -- The shooting room -- Self-locating beliefs -- Concluding remarks
Control code
on1047660789
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9783319904894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047660789

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