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 Narrated by: Moira Quirk
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Publisher's Summary
How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our posttruth world
In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to listeners drowning in the illogic of contemporary life.
Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. If a mathematician can't be logical, what are we to do?
In this audiobook, Cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic and explains why alogic  for example, emotion  is vital to how we think and communicate. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes.
Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential audiobook is for anyone who wants to think more clearly.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Critic Reviews
"It's a shame that not everyone can read this book, but Cheng claims it is incumbent on those of us who can to use compassion and logic to argue productively with those who can't. In this way, advanced mathematics could make a meaningful contribution to creating a better society as well as happier conversations and relationships. There is a sense in which this book is proof it can." (Guardian)
"Following in the tradition of George Boole, Lewis Carroll and John Venn, who provided algebraic or diagrammatic aids to logical calculation, Eugenia Cheng enhances her reputation as a popular mathematics writer with this perceptive analysis of logic and its limitations." (Times Higher Education)
"This book is empowering! Eugenia Cheng makes logic alive and relevant with prose that is accessible, clear and engaging. In this masterpiece, you will learn how the power of logic can clarify some of the most pressing issues that confront us, as individuals and a society." (Stephon Alexander, author of The Jazz of Physics and professor of physics, Brown University)
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 Emmett
 121319
Not one of the good ones
It felt as though I was being force fed liberal left wing garbage. Not impressed.
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 MathNerd
 052319
90% identity politics, 10% classical logic
The author is really racist, and sexist. She is also not a full logician and more a category theorist. So her talk about logic applications only goes so far as classical logic, and a little bit on fuzzy set theory.
To me none of of this book covered new material. Logicians and other philosophers have said everything she has already with more depth.
Moira Quirk was pleasant to listen to. But she did not pronounce some math concepts properly.
6 people found this helpful

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 Seth House
 122918
Fun, informative, and thought provoking
Eugenia Cheng delivers yet another delightful romp through the world of mathematics. As usual, there's just enough explanation for laypeople that haven't been in a math class in many, many years (like me) to follow along without trouble. She's funny and witty  and has good practical advice.
This book is for you if you're keen to see category theory compare a geometric representation of prime factors of a number to a geometric representation of how someone with white privilege can still feel underprivileged.
She touches on logic, fuzzy logic, infinity, set theory, complex systems, axioms, and more. All the while explaining how to see and understand a perspective you may not agree with. Our political debates would be much more productive and less divisive if everyone applied this advice.
6 people found this helpful

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 ExplrWrld
 011719
Challenging and worthwhile
This book addresses the logic used in discussing many recent social issues and thus some people may take offense when flaws in their position are pointed out. I think challenging your beliefs is good and if they cannot stand up to logic they should change or better reasons must be found. This book is what we need to get beyond talking past each other and getting to the core issues so we can understand each other better. Recommended.
2 people found this helpful

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 Alfa
 011019
Boring and irrelevant
struggled to understand the need for this book. it was boring, irrelevant and condescending. Don't recommend.
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 David Johnson
 122921
Grinding an axe . Not Math . Hell hath no fury ...
The social examples used by the author drove home an agenda far beyond the topic at hand . Logic . I quit after 2 hours , maybe it changed .
1 person found this helpful

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 Lucas Hicks
 021621
Great breakdown of Reality/Reasoning
People hating the "politics" of the book are victims of falling into traps Eugenia speaks of
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 Christian
 031919
helpful to understand my computer science class
I am taking Discrete Math this help me understand it much faster and better. I recommend this book if you are a Computer Science student
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 Anthony W. Shallin
 051121
Excellent and clear
Unlike some books on logic, this book is consistently easy to follow. Real world examples are used to elucidate key points.

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 Amazon Customer
 021420
how to use logic and emotion together
i found the presentation really good although in a few places it felt a bit pedantic. the latter part was more enjoyable and insightful to me. a good read whose points i will try to use in my daily life
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What skill can be more important than your college degree? According to 93 percent of CEOs, this skill, which also keeps selfdoubt, wrong decisions, and beliefs at bay. We’re talking about a basic skill that isn’t so basic  critical thinking. Everyone thinks they have it, but most people are anxious, unhappy, doubt their decisions, and aren't where they want to be in life.


Great Book… Informative!
 By B. Visher on 091522
By: Thinknetic

Language, Truth and Logic
 By: A. J. Ayer
 Narrated by: Michael Lunts
 Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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The front cover of the second edition of Language, Truth and Logic carried this statement in capital letters: ‘THE CLASSIC TEXT WHICH FOUNDED LOGICAL POSITIVISM  AND MODERN BRITISH PHILOSOPHY.’ It was a bold statement, but the book, first published in 1936 when A. J. Ayer was just 25 and a lecturer on philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford, drew unstinting praise from leading figures in the field, including Bertrand Russell.
By: A. J. Ayer

Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters
 Master the Structure of Arguments
 By: Scott Lovell
 Narrated by: Timothy Burke
 Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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With insider tips, usually only known to top debaters, this book will help you maximize your chances of winning debates and receiving praise for your new remarkable skills. With examples from classical literature and advice compiled from many different sources, this book will ground you in methods that have been developed over centuries of rhetorical exercise.


A Must Read To Be A Perfect Debater.
 By Brittany C. McKinney on 100718
By: Scott Lovell

A Rulebook for Arguments
 By: Anthony Weston
 Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
 Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely audio edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an alreadyclassic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.
By: Anthony Weston

The Equations of Life
 How Physics Shapes Evolution
 By: Charles S. Cockell
 Narrated by: Ian Porter
 Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find something very much like a lady bug eating something very much like an aphid on a distant planet, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and, as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence.


Too many equations, not enough insights
 By Alec Drumm on 092418

The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win
 By: Joel P. Trachtman
 Narrated by: Ginger White
 Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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Joel Trachtman's audiobook presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations, or yourself.


Not bad
 By Travis L. on 041319

Logically Fallacious
 The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
 By: Bo Bennett
 Narrated by: Bo Bennett
 Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions.


Does Bo Bennett only know of Christians who are illogical?
 By JD on 082415
By: Bo Bennett

Mathematical Thinking
 For People Who Hate Math: Level Up Your Analytical and Creative Thinking Skills. Excel at ProblemSolving and DecisionMaking. (Strategic Thinking Skills, Book 3)
 By: Albert Rutherford
 Narrated by: Russell Newton
 Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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Struggling with math? Are numbers your number one enemy? Learn the exact thinking tools the top mathematicians use to utilize their math skills in real life and radically change how you shop, save, and think! Achieve your full potential by unlocking your mathematical mind  even if you think you don’t have one. Math is taught in a dull, authoritarian, and limited way. You either know how to do the Pythagorean theorem or you don’t. But, there is so much more to math than mere calculus and geometry.