The Lady or the Tiger?

The Lady or the Tiger? : And Other Logic Puzzles

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This text presents a series of logic puzzles, ranging from the simplest problems to the most tantalizing complexities. An array of imaginary characters - sane and insane vampires, psychiatrists, dreamers, hermits, kings, knights and knaves - pose questions, giving just enough information to enable the reader to solve problems of increasing difficulty. The final section of the book, "The Mystery of the Monte Carlo Lock", is a mathematical novel. Beginning with the problem of finding a combination to open a safe, Inspector Craig of Scotland Yard finds himself in ever deeper mathematical waters, which lead eventually to the very heart of Godel's revolutionary theory of undecidability.show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 129 x 196mm | 196g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192801430
  • 9780192801432

Table of contents

Part I - The Lady or the Tiger. 1: Chestnuts - Old and New. 2: Ladies or Tigers?. 3: The Assylum of Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather. 4: Inspector Craig Visits Transylvania. Part II - Puzzles and Metapuzzles. 5: The Island of Questioners. 6: The Isle of Dreams. 7: Metapuzzles. Part III - The Mystery of the Monte Carlo Lock. 8: The Mystery of the Monte Carlo Lock. 9: A Curious Number Machine. 10: Craig's Law. 11: Fergusson's Law. 12: Interlude: Lat's Gerneralize. 13: The Key. Part IV - Solvable or Unsolvable. 14: Fergusson's Logic Machine. 15: Provability and Truth. 16: Machines that Talk about Themselves. 17: Mortal And Immortal Numbers. 18: The Machine that Never Got Built. 19: Leibniz's Dreamshow more

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