Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge (Paperback)

Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge

By William Poundstone (Editor)

Anchor Books, 9780385242714, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1989



This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant.

About the Author

William Poundstone studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Recursive Universe, about information theory and physics, and Labyrinths of Reason, an exploration of paradox in science. The author of such popular books as Big Secrets, The Ultimate, and Prisoner's Dilemma, he has also written for Esquire, Harper's Magazine, SPY, and other periodicals. Poundstone lives in Los Angeles.