Listing books by Raymond M. Smullyan
|Full title||What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles [permalink]|
|Author||Raymond M. Smullyan (author)|
|Categories||Logic and puzzle|
|Original publication year||1978|
|ISBN||978-0486-48198-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
A book of puzzles, a lot of the A-always-lies, B-always-tells-the-truth variety.
Each section introduces the topic under discussion with a story, with small vignettes strewn between the puzzles themselves to give context.
The last chapter is a more free-flowing story-telling chapter, with a complete explanation of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem.
There's not all that much to say about this book. I found it an interesting read, and it's fun to try the puzzles out on friends. Go buy it if you like these kinds of books.
Part One: Logical Recreations
Part Two: Portia's Caskets and Other Mysteries
Part Three: Weird Tales
Part Four: Logic Is a Many-Splendored Thing