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The Lady or the Tiger?: and Other Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) Paperback – April 23, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0486470276 ISBN-10: 048647027X

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Dover Recreational Math
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (April 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 048647027X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486470276
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in New York City in 1919, Raymond Smullyan is a philosopher and magician as well as a famous mathematician and logician. His career as a stage magician financed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago as well as his doctoral work at Princeton. The author of several imaginative books on recreational mathematics, Smullyan is also a classical pianist.

Raymond Smullyan: The Merry Prankster
Raymond Smullyan (1919– ), mathematician, logician, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. The first Dover book by Raymond Smullyan was First-Order Logic (1995). Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: The Lady or the Tiger (2009); Satan, Cantor and Infinity (2009); an original, never-before-published collection, King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (2010); and Set Theory and the Continuum Problem (with Melvin Fitting, also reprinted by Dover in 2010). More will be coming in subsequent years.

In the Author's Own Words:
"Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don't is that I'm a Gemini."

"Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong.'" — Raymond Smullyan

Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger:
"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner


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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Olson on December 31, 2009
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I'm a novice when in comes to logic puzzles but this book just kept my attention....the puzzles get pretty hard towards the end but answers are included at the end of each chapter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on January 7, 2013
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I have bought this book several times, as gifts for others and for myself. It starts with a number of pretty easy puzzles to get the mind thinking about things in the right way, then the puzzles get more tricky, but are still based in the fundamentals of logic. Smullyan clearly loves what he does, and his somewhat nerdy passion comes across brilliantly in this book. His explanations to each puzzle are extremely thorough and orient the reader to think about things correctly for future puzzles in the book. I have taught logic for several years and would recommend this book to anyone interested in developing their reasoning skills in a fun, interesting way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By psalm84:11 on January 30, 2014
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Raymond's puzzles are like a tangled fishing line. He includes solutions to all his puzzles. Me- I'm a dyslexic so you can imagine what they do to me.
GOOD LUCK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Landwirth on October 17, 2013
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Fun logic puzzles, and very clearly presented, so as you're working on solutions you can be sure the challenge has been laid out with all the information you need, unambiguously presented.
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