õ Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies || ✓ PDF Read by Ç Raymond M. Smullyan

By Raymond M. Smullyan | Comments: ( 408 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

Five Thousand B.C and Other Philosophical Fantasies by Raymond Smullyan is a collection of paradoxes, dialogues, problems, and essays exploring philosophical ideas This fascinating book will challenge your understanding of reality, truth, morality, existence, and death.Raymond Smullyan is a logician, mathematician, and philosopher and is the author of books including TheFive Thousand B.C and Other Philosophical Fantasies by Raymond Smullyan is a collection of paradoxes, dialogues, problems, and essays exploring philosophical ideas This fascinating book will challenge your understanding of reality, truth, morality, existence, and death.Raymond Smullyan is a logician, mathematician, and philosopher and is the author of books including The Tao Is Silent, What Is the Name of This Book , To Mock a Mockinbird and others.


  • Title: Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies
  • Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
  • ISBN: 9781429952651
  • Page: 401
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Raymond M. Smullyan

Raymond M Smullyan was a logician, musician, Zen master, puzzle master, and writer.



Comments Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies

  • Ami Iida

    I read it last year. It is logical and philosophical for al our life.


  • Jeff

    Smullyan is always a joy. A down-home, playful American version of Borgesian reflection.


  • Hank Horse

    Short philosophical essays, really good stuff! One thing I like about Smullyan is that though he’s a logician and enjoys playing with logic, he recognizes when it ceases to be a useful tool. In one of the best chapters in this book, The Zen of Life and Death, Smullyan considers many different approaches to death and the possibility of an afterlife. This paragraph is characteristic:“What about the proposition, “Either I will continue existing, or I will cease to exist.” Do I believe that? [...]


  • Remy

    Due to the nature of its content, this book is much shorter than it seems. Regardless, it is quite good. There are a few puzzles and paradoxes in the miscellany, as one might expect from Smullyan, but most of the text is taken up by dialogues. An assortment of philosophers, epistemologists, moralists, theologians, ontologists, and such are invariably gathered around for whatever reason, and they quarrel over seemingly simple phenomena. I found this terribly amusing all throughout, but then philo [...]


  • Maurizio Codogno

    Questo libro di Smullyan è un po' diverso dalla sua usuale produzione per così dire "ricreativa". Non abbiamo infatti, se non in minima parte, problemini logici: il grosso del testo consiste in dialoghi ("multiloghi"? i personaggi sono davvero tanti) filosofici, dove l'autore mostra come bisogna stare molto attenti a definire le cose perché altrimenti c'è sempre qualcuno che se la prende con noi e ci dimostra che abbiamo sbagliato tutto.La mia sensazione (personale) è che però i dialoghi s [...]


  • Neven

    An interesting, jumbled-up collection of essays, dialogs, aphorisms, and puzzles. It approaches all sorts of philosophical questions from all different directions, so in the end you may be left scratching your head, wondering just what it is you've been reading this whole time. In that, it's a bit like how people often describe the experience of reading Hofstasdter's 'Gödel, Escher, Bach'. While this isn't nearly as ambitious or virtuousic as that, it's a fun book written in a likable, approach [...]


  • Jmvv

    Simplicus viene a ser una especie de arquetipo humano o en lo que me quisiera convertir, porque como quiero vivir en completo albedrío, sin temores a castigos sin esperanzas a premios, vivir en ética, que como Borges piensa, es a lo mejor la corroboración de que si el sistema de nuestras acciones, pueden ser buenas o malas, según su particular forma de ordenarse, un excelente libro


  • Dmk

    It one of the best books I've ever read. There are funny phi-fi stories (it somethink like sci-fi but it's about philosophie, not about science). It gives you knowledge about lots of philosophical themes but it also very funny and original.


  • Amir

    You will find interesting philosophical musings in this book mixed with sci-fi fantasy and presented with humor.This (together with another book by Smullyan) is, in my opinion, the best book that I have read in a decade


  • Mike

    Logic problems, rarely-used cliches, and short essays on time, identity, death, and so on, written with humor and an unusual point of view. This is the kind of philosophy book you can take to the beach, highly recommended.


  • Swarner

    Raymond Smullyan is my Logician Dumbledore. I own and read every book of his I can get my hands on. Which is well over a dozen.


  • Navlyn Wang

    I used to love Raymond Smullyan's logic puzzle books, but this one is one of my earliest introduction to philosophy and it is delightful. I still refer to some examples from the book today!


  • Vasanth

    philosophical humouryou will love this if you have some interest in philosophy


  • Stephan Anstey

    I thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles. This makes philosophy fun.


  • Isk

    Smullyan's like a Hofstadter who writes shorter stuff.Part 4 ("To be or not to be?") is pretty stupid, but the rest contains some gems. I especially liked his proof of Goedel's Theorem.


  • Deniz Yuret

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