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By Roy Sorensen

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Can God create a stone too heavy for him to boost? Can time have a starting? Which got here first, the chook or the egg? Riddles, paradoxes, conundrums--for millennia the human brain has chanced on such knotty logical difficulties either difficult and irresistible.
Now Roy Sorensen bargains the 1st narrative heritage of paradoxes, a desirable and eye-opening account that extends from the traditional Greeks, throughout the center a while, the Enlightenment, and into the 20 th century. while Augustine requested what God was once doing ahead of He made the area, he was once advised: "Preparing hell for those that ask questions like that." A short background of the Paradox takes an in depth examine "questions like that" and the philosophers who've requested them, starting with the people riddles that encouraged Anaximander to erect the 1st metaphysical approach and finishing with such thinkers as Lewis Carroll, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and W.V. Quine. prepared chronologically, the e-book is split into twenty-four chapters, every one of which pairs a thinker with a big paradox, bearing in mind prolonged attention and placing a human face at the techniques which were taken towards those puzzles. Readers get to keep on with the minds of Zeno, Socrates, Aquinas, Ockham, Pascal, Kant, Hegel, and lots of different significant philosophers deep contained in the tangles of paradox, trying to find, and occasionally discovering, a manner out.
Filled with illuminating anecdotes and vividly written, A short historical past of the Paradox will attract a person who unearths attempting to resolution unanswerable questions a satirically friendly endeavor.

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Can God create a stone too heavy for him to boost? Can time have a starting? Which got here first, the fowl or the egg? Riddles, paradoxes, conundrums--for millennia the human brain has discovered such knotty logical difficulties either puzzling and impossible to resist. Now Roy Sorensen bargains the 1st narrative heritage of paradoxes, a desirable and eye-opening account that extends from the traditional Greeks, during the center a while, the Enlightenment, and into the 20th century.

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