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Publisher's Summary

Clear answers are given to important questions in both theoretical and applied logic. The writing is cogent and straightforward. Table of contents:

  • Thirty principles of logic
  • Boolean algebra as the basis of mathematical logic
  • Trilingual logic
  • One hundred and one principles of logic
  • Different kinds of mathematical functions: a dialogue
  • Fucntions, bijections and mapping-relations
  • Logic and formal truth
  • Relations and ordinal numbers
  • Nine kinds of number
  • Causality
  • Analyticity
  • Is mind an emergent property?
  • Is time-travel possible?
  • What is a formal language?
  • Logic and inference

©2017 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2017 John-Michael Kuczynski

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never a dull moment

Is there anything you would change about this book?

actually, not really. it moved fast, and it was sharp and clear. breathtaking almost

What did you like best about this story?

the quickness

What does J.-M. Kuczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

you can tell he wrote it from the way he reads it. it's like he's delivering a live lecture (sort of)

Could you see Popular Lectures on Logic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

maybe alec baldwin

Any additional comments?

it was not boring. complex, yes. boring. no.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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thorough, clear, a little boring

Where does Popular Lectures on Logic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 50

Who was your favorite character and why?

i like the part on time travel, was very sobering

What about J.-M. Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

the directness

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

that there are different kinds of number

Any additional comments?

it's a smart book, but the tone is a little flat

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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tight, fast, controlled

Would you consider the audio edition of Popular Lectures on Logic to be better than the print version?

These lectures are, indeed, lectures and, as such, have to heard.

What did you like best about this story?

The fast pace, the focus

Which character – as performed by J.-M. Kuczynski – was your favorite?

I like the dialogues

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dialogues about mind and meaning.

Any additional comments?

The author has a sharp and powerful mind.

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The Author Lives up to his Reputation

What did you love best about Popular Lectures on Logic?

The author is an absolute genius. I had heard about him, but not really believed the (it seemed to me) hyperbolic claims about his intellect. Now I believe. Top 5

What other book might you compare Popular Lectures on Logic to and why?

New Essays Concerning Human Understanding, by Leibniz

What does J.-M. Kuczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Understanding, and a certain humor

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the dialogue about rationality

Any additional comments?

Great book. Written for audio, to boot.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful