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The Outer Limits of Reason – What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us (The MIT Press) Hardcover – 20 Sep 2013

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Yanofsky takes on this mindboggling subject with confidence and impressive clarity. He eases the reader into the subject matter, ending each chapter with further readings. His book is a fascinating resource for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the world through the strangeness of its own limitations and a must-read for anyone studying information science. * Publishers Weekly, (starred review) * Yanofsky provides an entertaining and informative whirlwind trip through limits on reason in language, formal logic, mathematics -- and in science, the culmination of humankind's attempts to reason about the world. * The New Scientist * In my view, Outer Limits is an extraordinary, and extraordinarily interesting, book. It is a cornucopia of mind-bending ideas. -- Raymond S. Nickerson * PsycCRITIQUES * The scope of the material covered is so wide, and the writing so clear and intuitive, that all readers will learn something new and stimulating. -- Thomas Colin * Leonardo Reviews *

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Noson S. Yanofsky is Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a coauthor of Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists.

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  • Reading level: 18+ years
  • Hardcover: 428 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (20 September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262019353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262019354
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,55,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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