The Enigma of Reason

Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom If reason is so useful, why didn t it also evolve in other animals If reason is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense In their groundbreaking account of the evolution and workings o

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Learn how to think effectively, at work and at home Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and effectively about our behaviour and the world around us Surprisingly, many of the

Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left

Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right wing logicbros This is a serious mistake Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people trust us , the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade

Rationality: From AI to Zombies

What does it actually mean to be rational Not Hollywood style rational, where you forsake all human feeling to embrace Cold Hard Logic Real rationality, of the sort studied by psychologists, social scientists, and mathematicians The kind of rationality where you make good decisions, even when i

A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic

Written by a creative master of mathematical logic, this introductory text combines stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic Author Raymond Smullyan offers clear, incremental presentations of difficult logic concepts He highlights each subj