Goodbye, Descartes: the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind

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Wiley, Jan 6, 1997 - Mathematics - 301 pages
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"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy.…a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." —Publishers Weekly (???) Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin’s Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." —American Scientist "Devlin’s very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians … the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." —Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified … the author’s presentation is a tour de force." —Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader’s Subscription

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User Review  - Jason Hooper - Goodreads

This is an excellent book, fluently covering a broad range of topics in the nature and language of human communication, without diving too deeply into the technical math that underpins it--in fact ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Fredrickson - Goodreads

Very interesting book, though it got tough to stay with at the end. This was an unusual book on logic, written from the perspective of its use with language and the human mind. Not the book I would have expected from a mathematician, but excellent nonetheless. Read full review


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KEITH DEVLIN, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Communication. His previous books include Mathematics: The New Golden Age and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. His television appearances include the BBC/Nova documentary "A Mathematical Mystery Tour." He lives in Moraga, California.

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