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Cuonzo offers a catalog of paradox-solving strategies - including the preemptive strike (questioning the paradox itself), the odd guy out (calling one of the assumptions into question), and the you can't get there from here (denying the validity of the reasoning). She argues that certain types of solutions work better in some contexts than others and that as paradoxicality increases, the success of certain strategies grows more unlikely. Cuonzo shows that the processes of paradox generation and solution proposal are interesting and important ones. Discovering a paradox leads to advances in knowledge: New science often stems from attempts to solve paradoxes, and the concepts used in the new sciences lead to new paradoxes. As Niels Bohr wrote, "How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress."
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By Hendrick Mcdonald on 11-10-15
To The Point
I am not a fan of philosophy texts for the most part, but I enjoyed this book. It gets to the point quickly and then gives examples to illustrate, then expounds on the place of paradox in history and society. So it gets to 'the meat' quickly and then the 'exposition' after without wasting time building up the case before it's been stated. A well organized audiobook that gets one thinking about an overlooked topic.