Alice in Puzzle-Land

Alice in Puzzle-Land : A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty

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Characters from Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. The charmingly illustrated challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 136 x 216 x 13mm | 204g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486482006
  • 9780486482002
  • 117,584

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroductionPart I-Wonderland Puzzles1. Which Alice?2. Who Stole The Tarts?3. Who Is Mad?4. The Gryphon And The Mock Turtle5. The King's StoryPart II-Looking-Glass Logic6. The Twelfth Question7. Tweedledum or Tweedledee?8. And That's The Beautiful Part Of It!9. The White Knight Couldn't Quite Remember10. Looking-Glass Logic11. The Red King's Theory12. Which Alice?Solutions to the Puzzles
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About Raymond M. Smullyan

Raymond Smullyan received his PhD from Princeton University and taught at Dartmouth, Princeton, Indiana University, and New York's Lehman College. Best known for his mathematical and creative logic puzzles and games, he was also a concert pianist and a magician. He wrote over a dozen books of logic puzzles and texts on mathematical logic. Raymond Smullyan: The Merry Prankster
Raymond Smullyan (1919-2017), 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
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