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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
Title remainder
logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy
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Michael Huemer
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Language
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
Dewey number
160.1
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no index present
LC call number
BC50
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Logic
  • Paradox
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Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer
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Contents
Introduction -- The Liar -- The Sorites -- The Self-Torturer -- Newcomb's Problem -- The Surprise Quiz -- The Two Envelopes -- The Principle of Indifference -- The Ravens -- The Shooting Room -- Self-Locating Beliefs -- Concluding Remarks
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9783319904900
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rdamedia
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com.springer.onix.9783319904900
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Label
Paradox lost : logical solutions to ten puzzles of philosophy, Michael Huemer
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Liar -- The Sorites -- The Self-Torturer -- Newcomb's Problem -- The Surprise Quiz -- The Two Envelopes -- The Principle of Indifference -- The Ravens -- The Shooting Room -- Self-Locating Beliefs -- Concluding Remarks
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319904900
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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com.springer.onix.9783319904900
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remote
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  • on1042561252
  • (OCoLC)1042561252

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