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Most books written on Gilbert and Sullivan have focused on the authors rather than on their work. Examining all 14 operas in detail, this book offers a fresh look at the works themselves.
Exploring more than seventy-five well-known paradoxes in mathematics, philosophy, physics, and the social sciences showing how reason and logic can dispel the illusion of contradiction. Paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick. A magician's purpose is to create the appearance of impossibility, to pull a rabbit from an empty hat. Yet paradox doesn't require tangibles, like rabbits or hats. Paradox works in the abstract, with words and concepts and symbols, to create the illusion of contradiction. There are no contradictions in reality, but there can appear to be. In Sleight of Mind, Matt Cook and a few collaborators dive deeply into more than 75 paradoxes in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and the social sciences. As each paradox is discussed and resolved, Cook helps readers discover the meaning of knowledge and the proper formation of concepts—and how reason can dispel the illusion of contradiction. The journey begins with “a most ingenious paradox” from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Readers will then travel from Ancient Greece to cutting-edge laboratories, encounter infinity and its different sizes, and discover mathematical impossibilities inherent in elections. They will tackle conundrums in probability, induction, geometry, and game theory; perform “supertasks”; build apparent perpetual motion machines; meet twins living in different millennia; explore the strange quantum world—and much more.
This book takes a "project" orientation towards teaching Paradox. As the reader works through the book, he/she will build a complete, working Paradox for Windows application (which also appears on the book's disk). The book contains a comprehensive 400-page ObjectPAL command reference.
The editors celebrate the enormous accomplishments of Lillian H. Smith and her library work with children.
Philosophy, and other areas. Kainz forgoes customary paragraph-by-paragraph or section-by-section analysis in order to focus on Hegel's system as a whole and its seminal ideas, making generous use of representative texts. Kainz gives special attention to the interrelationship between dialectical methodology and paradoxical propositions; the prevalence of metaphor in the philosophy of nature; and the close interrelationship between Christian doctrine and Hegelian.
Presenting a fresh look at postwar theater, this study of the late Sir Nigel Hawthorne’s 50-year career in the theater focuses on the personal journey of one of Britain’s finest actors. Providing detailed analysis of Hawthorne's stage work, this authorized biography is illuminated and enriched by personal insights derived from Hawthorne's own memories and those of his colleagues. Broad discussions about Hawthorne's personal development as well as the direction stage acting took in the 20th century are integrated with details about the actor's extensive career.
Includes index.

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