The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 21, 1999 - Philosophy - 496 pages
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The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener showcases Martin Gardner as the consummate philosopher, thinker, and great mathematician that he is. Exploring issues that range from faith to prayer to evil to immortality, and far beyond, Garnder challenges the discerning reader with fundamental questions of classical philosophy and life's greater meanings.
Recalling such philosophers was Wittgenstein and Arendt, The Whys of Philosophical Scrivener embodies Martin Garner's unceasing interest and joy in the impenetrable mysteries of life.

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I'm very glad I sought out this book after reading one chapter back in my final college semester. I intend to read more Martin Gardner as I can find his books. Even though I don't entirely agree with ... Read full review

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This was my introduction to the written Gardner. I had greater expectations going in than were realized.The writing was tedious and his method of explaining how he differed from others and how they ... Read full review

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Martin Gardner born in 1914, is regular reviewer for The New York Review of Books and was a Scientific American columnist for over twenty-five years. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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