The Lady or the Tiger?
And Other Logic Puzzles
ISBN10: 048647027X ISBN13: 9780486470276 Publisher: Dover Pubns Published: Apr 23 2009 Pages: 226 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived. -- Martin Gardner
Smullyan is not your run-of-the-mill puzzlemeister; he polishes up old chestnuts, spins variations on a theme, and peoples his logical world with a delightful cast of characters. -- Science 82
I believe Ray Smullyan to be the Lewis Carroll of our times. His little books of logic puzzles will be remembered long after most of us are forgotten. -- Peter Denning, Chairman of the Computer Science Department, Naval Postgraduate School
You may experience small frissons of delight as you follow Smullyan into the dizzying heights of G del's proof and the very nature of proof, truth, and logic in mathematics. -- Kirkus Reviews
Discover scintillating new perspectives on the principles of mathematical logic with this puzzle treasury. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's choice between two doors, these whimsically themed challenges allow readers to base their decisions on logic rather than luck. Nineteen chapters advance from relatively simple puzzles and meta-puzzles to highly complex paradoxes involving probability, time, and change. The author, a well-known philosopher and magician as well as a celebrated mathematician and logician, was acclaimed by The New York Times as a master at translating difficult ideas into stories and puzzles that require no formal background, only patience and a passion to learn.