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There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book

By Robert M. Martin


Is the old Pascal's wager a good bet? Did monotheism result from tribes trying to one-up each other? Does anything have infinite value? Can two be proven to equal one? Are "linear" and "lateral" thinking at war? What sort of being ends up in heaven? Is the pleasure center of the brain the Holy Grail? Is precognition impossible? These are but a handful of the fascinating questions covered by Robert M. Martin.


Many of these problems--the Monty Hall problem--will delight those with a mathematical bent. Not everything herein is delightful, some philosophy of language stuff clarifies little. Maybe my eyes are bad, but the drawing of the path followed by a object after the centripetal force is removed, looks a few degrees off. Roland Puccetti says this is the first book on philosophy he wishes he read. Who is Roland Puccetti? I have no idea. Highly recommended.


J.T. Fournier, last updated June 29, 2009

[I lost my original review for this splendid book..]

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