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The Logic of Alice: Clear Thinking in Wonderland

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Many commentaries have been devoted to Lewis Carrolls masterpiece, Alices Adventures in Wonderland. The interpretations range from Freudian analysis to speculations about the real-life people who may have inspired the animal characters.

In this unique approach to interpreting Alice, the fruit of ten years of research, Dr. Bernard M. Patten shows that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, fused his passion for logic, mathematics, and games with his love of words and nonsense stories to produce a multifaceted, intricately structured work of literature. Patten provides a chapter-by-chapter skeleton key to Alice, which meticulously demonstrates how its various episodes reveal Dodgsons profound knowledge of the rules of clear thinking, informal and formal logic, symbolic logic, and human nature.

As Patten makes clear, Alices Adventures in Wonderland, far from being just an entertaining childrens book, is more complex and deeply reflective of Dodgsons character than it may seem. By making an effort to understand its deeper layers, both children and adults may profit from this masterful tale by learning to think better and, along the way, having fun.

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Provides a chapter-by-chapter skeleton key to Alice, which meticulously demonstrates how its various episodes reveal Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's, aka Lewis Carroll profound knowledge of the rules of clear thinking, informal and formal logic, symbolic logic, and human nature.

Synopsis:

In this unique interpretation "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Dr. Patten shows that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, fused his passion for logic, mathematics, and games with his love of words and nonsense stories to produce a multifaceted, intricately structured work of literature.

About the Author

Bernard M. Patten, MD (Seabrook, TX), now retired, was formerly the chief of the Neuromuscular Disease Division, vice chairman of the Department of Neurology, and attending neurologist at the Baylor College of Medicine. He now lectures in clear thinking, mental gymnastics, logic, and neuroscience at Rice University and the Womens Institute of Houston. Among other books, he is the author of Truth, Knowledge, or Just Plain Bull: How to Tell the Difference and Cruising on the Queen Elizabeth 2: Around the World in 91 Days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591026754
Author:
Patten, Bernard M.
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Logic in literature.
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Logic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.09 x 0.74 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Provides a chapter-by-chapter skeleton key to Alice, which meticulously demonstrates how its various episodes reveal Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's, aka Lewis Carroll profound knowledge of the rules of clear thinking, informal and formal logic, symbolic logic, and human nature.
"Synopsis" by , In this unique interpretation "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Dr. Patten shows that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, fused his passion for logic, mathematics, and games with his love of words and nonsense stories to produce a multifaceted, intricately structured work of literature.
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