哲学趣闻集合(暂译名)
原书名:A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities
原作者:Roy Sorensen
原语种:英语
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本书简介
Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good! Will you buy this book?. Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. Logic has made some men rich. Inside this book you will learn of John Eck (who debated Luther in 1519). He Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good! Will you buy this book? Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities is a colorful collection of puzzles and paradoxes, both historical and contemporary, by philosopher Roy Sorensen. Taking inspiration from Ian Stewart's Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, which assembled interesting "maths" from outside the classroom into a miscellany of marvels, these puzzles are ready to be enjoyed independently but gain mutual support when read in clusters. The volume ranges from simple examples to anomalous anomalies, considers data that seems to confirm a generalization while lowering its probability, and argues that we are doomed to believe infinitely many contradictions-and that the pain of contradictions can be profoundly stimulating.Inside this book you will learn of John Eck, who debated Luther in 1519. He devised a sequence of contracts that sidestepped usury laws, and German bankers made a fortune from this Triple Contract. Sorensen also recounts how Voltaire set himself up for life by exploiting a fallacy in the construction of a Parisian lottery. There is logic for altruists, too. You will discover how General Benjamin Butler used other-centric reasoning to protect runaway slaves. There are historical snapshots of logic in action, and the book contains tributes to Lewis Carroll, Arthur Prior, and Peter Geach. In addition to short essays, there are dialogues, cures and insults. 此次合作后,编辑与负责人反馈优秀的话,能与新华出版社长期合作,稿费会相应提高。 项目期限:待定 试译期限:2016年6月30日之前。 译文数量:约为20万汉字。 译者数量:2人。 对译者要求: 1. 以试译稿的质量为核心选取指标。 2. 最好有相关书籍的翻译经验或哲学学位。此两属性若至少有一符合,请在试译稿中加上相关说明。 如果有任何其他问题,请发邮件至jianghaoqian@yeeyan.com质询。
作者简介
Roy Sorensen is a philosophical professor at the Washington University in St.Louis. His interests are philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. He is the author of six books: Blindspots; Thought Experiments; Pseudo-Problems; Vagueness and Contradiction; A Brief History of the Paradox; and Seeing Dark Things.


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