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The Lady or the Tiger?
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PART I. THE LADY OR THE TIGER? Chestnuts--Old and New Ladies or Tigers? The Asylum of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether Inspector Craig Visits Transylvania PART II. PUZZLES AND METAPUZZLES The Island of Questioners The Isle of Dreams Metapuzzles PART III. THE MYSTERY OF THE MONTE CARLO LOCK The Mystery of the Monte Carlo Lock A Curious Number Machine Craig's Law Fergusson's Laws Interlude: Let's Generalize! The Key PART IV. SOLVABLE OR UNSOLVABLE? Fergusson's Logic Machine Provability and Truth Machines That Talk About Themselves Mortal and Immortal Numbers The Machine That Never Got Built Leibniz's Dream About the Author

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Born in New York City in 1919, Raymond Smullyan is a philosopher and magician as well as a famous mathematician and logician. His career as a stage magician financed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago as well as his doctoral work at Princeton. The author of several imaginative books on recreational mathematics, Smullyan is also a classical pianist. Raymond Smullyan: The Merry Prankster Raymond Smullyan (1919- ), mathematician, logician, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. The first Dover book by Raymond Smullyan was First-Order Logic (1995). Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: The Lady or the Tiger (2009); Satan, Cantor and Infinity (2009); an original, never-before-published collection, King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (2010); and Set Theory and the Continuum Problem (with Melvin Fitting, also reprinted by Dover in 2010). More will be coming in subsequent years. In the Author's Own Words: "Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don't is that I'm a Gemini." "Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong.'" - Raymond Smullyan Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger: "Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." - Martin Gardner

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