The Gödelian Puzzle Book has 71 ratings and 7 reviews. Gustavo said: I’m rating this book poorly not because it’s a bad book but because I didn’t like re. These brand-new recreational logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel’s incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious. Find The Godelian Puzzle Book by Smullyan, Raymond M at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.
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Created by the celebrated logician Raymond Smullyan, the puzzles require no background in formal logic and will delight readers of all ages. The book also includes a lively look at decision theory, better known as recursion theory, which plays a vital role in computer science.
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I’m rating this book poorly pyzzle because it’s a bad book godelixn because I didn’t like reading it. In the preface the author says this: My frustration derives from the fact that I have Raymond Smullyan in gr I’m rating this book poorly not because it’s a bad book but because I didn’t like reading it. So, what reading this book acomplished to me was to make me doubt my own mathematical prowess.
The Godelian Puzzle Book
So, don’t take this book lightly. If you really want to follow it through be prepared to go slowly, working with pen and paper along the way. I found it tough. Jan 11, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked puzzle Shelves: This book is very challenging.
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I could get through the first half and solve the puzzles but I was in over my head for the latter part of the book. If I had the patience or the fortitude to slog through the more difficult problems in the second half of the book I’d be a better person or a better logician but frankly I find it difficult to work that hard on logic puzzles.
Once reaching a certain threshold I begin to skim and skip over. I don’t think its the authors fault merely the reader in thi This book is very challenging. I don’t think its the authors fault merely the reader in this case.
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This is a tough one, but enjoyed taking a crack at it. Feb 22, Jimmy O So far this seems to focus purely on self-referential logic puzzles which should be obvious by the titlewhich means that godellan reader may want to know her way through Smullyan’s imaginary islands of Knights and Knaves first.
For me, it’s been well over a decade, so I’m finding this to be much more challenging than most of Smullyan’s logic puzzle godelkan. It’s also not very well-written, both as an instructional document and as a piece of entertainment.
The logic puzzles are solid but are so full So far this seems to focus purely on self-referential logic puzzles which should be obvious by the titlewhich means that the reader may want to know her way through Smullyan’s imaginary islands of Knights and Knaves first. The logic puzzles are solid but are so full of ambiguities that I find myself reaching for the answer key for early problems just so I can understand what missing details to ignore. So far, this has been extremely frustrating.
But mastering this class of puzzles will certainly enrich any puzzle enthusiast’s life. I’m a long-time Smullyan fan. This is the worst of his books I’ve ever read but has the best class of puzzles I’ve ever seen.
The Gödelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs by Raymond M. Smullyan
If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to press on. I can’t say I’m enjoying it as much as I should. Jan 17, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: Novel way to formulate Godel’s incompleteness theorems and related concepts. Many typos which caused great difficulties in understanding some proofs.
And a couple of abuses of terms and definitions. Otherwise a good read! I will come back to the comment after finishing it. Sep 18, Federico Kereki rated it really liked it. Smullyan’s books are always good — though I’ll admit there’s a bit of overlap with some previous books. Sean rated it it was ok Jan 02, John rated it really liked it Jun 10, Joel Haack rated it really liked it Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Aug 05, Z rated it liked it May 10, Itadaki rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Yasiru reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Pierluigi Franchi rated it liked it Jun 12, Robert Bedell rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Hallstevex rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Dario rated it really liked it Jul 16, KSeattle rated it really liked it Oct 30, Hervizinve rated it really liked it Mar 26, Rick Dale rated it liked it Mar 14, Yochen rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Stephen Cole rated it really liked it May 07, Vishesh Nagpal rated it it was amazing May 18, Philip Cramer rated it it was ok Oct 16, Sasha Johnson rated it really liked it Oct 24, Eric Schudy rated it liked it Apr 15, Vadim rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Carol rated it it was ok Dec 24, Georges Dib rated it it was amazing Dec 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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