book cover for A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities

A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities

A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles and Dilemmas

Did you know that Voltaire set himself up for life by exploiting a logical fallacy in the Parisian lottery? Logic also helped bankers sidestep 16th-century usury laws and General ­Benjamin Butler protect runaway slaves. These stories, along with riddles, puzzles and paradoxes, make up A ­Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities, by Roy Sorensen, professor of philosophy. The book brings to life many of logic’s classic problems and best anecdotes.

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