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Cover of: This sentence is false by Peter Cave
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Cover of: This sentence is false by Peter Cave

This sentence is false
an introduction to philosophical paradoxes

Published by Continuum in London, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgements xi
1 Welcome to the rational irrational -- how to win, how to starve, and how to pump money 1
2 Too clever by one half -- or at least one eighth 18
3 Lather, rinse, repeat -- "repeat" did you say? 34
4 Infinity: no ends; no beginning -- a flea, fly and bandit 52
5 Heaps and haze, colours and clocks -- and 1,001 cats 70
6 Ravens, lotteries -- and a gruesome tale or two 91
7 Morality and politics -- blackmail, buck-passing and voting 108
8 Encounters with God -- and his mysterious ways 129
9 Encounters with ourselves and our mysterious ways -- life, luck and love147
10 When to stop Appendices Further reading Notes, sources and references Paradoxes purveyed 168
Appendix 1 Further Readings 193
Appendix 2 Notes, sources and references 195
Appendix 3 Paradoxes purveyed 202
Bibliography 205
General Index 211

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Copyright Date 2009


Dewey Decimal Class 165
Library of Congress BC199.P2 C39 2009

The Physical Object

Format Softcover
Pagination ix, 219p. cm.
Number of pages 228
Dimensions 20 x 13 x 2 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23149901M
ISBN 13 9781847062192, 9781847062208
LC Control Number 2008054316
Library Thing 8639049
Goodreads 6729012


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