Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo, and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus’ Ship, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, science, art and politics. Clark discusses each paradox in non-technical terms, considering its significance and looking at likely solutions.

This third edition is revised throughout, and adds nine new paradoxes that have important bearings in areas such as law, logic, ethics and probability.

Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is an ideal starting point for those interested not just in philosophical puzzles and conundrums, but anyone seeking to hone their thinking skills.

About the Author:

Michael Clark is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is editor of the leading journal Analysis, and has published widely in a variety of areas, including philosophical logic and the philosophy of law.

Foreword to the Third Edition

1. Achilles and the Tortoise

2. Allais' Paradox

3. The Paradox of Analysis

4. The Arrow

5. The Barber Shop Paradox

6. Berry's Paradox

7. Bertrand's Box Paradox

8. Bertrand's (Chord) Paradox

9. The Paradox of Blackmail

10. The Bridge

11. Buridan's Ass

12. The Cable Guy Paradox

13. Cantor's Paradox

14. The Paradox of the Charitable Trust

15. The Chicken and the Egg

16. Curry's Paradox

17. The Paradox of Democracy

18. The Designated Student

19. The Paradox of Deterrence

20. The Dr. Psycho Paradox

21. The Eclipse Paradox

22. The Paradox of Entailment

23. The Paradox of Fiction

24. The Paradox of Foreknowledge

25. The Paradox of Future Generations

26. Galileo's Paradox

27. The Gentle Murder Paradox

28. The Paradox of the Gods

29. Grue (Goodman's 'New Riddle of Induction')

30. The Heap

31. Heraclitus' Paradox

32. Heterological

33. Hilbert's Hotel

34. The Indy Paradox

35. The Paradox of Inference

36. The Paradox of Interesting Numbers

37. The Paradox of Jurisdiction

38. The Paradox of Knowability

39. The Knower

40. The Lawyer

41. The Liar

42. The Lottery

43. Lycan's Paradox

44. The Paradox of the Many

45. The Monty Hall Paradox

46. Moore's Paradox

47. Moral Luck

48. The Paradox of the Muddy Children

49. Murder

50. Newcomb's Problem

51. The Numbered Balls

52. The Paradox of Omniscience

53. Paradox

54. The Parrondo Paradox

55. The Pasadena Paradox

56. Pascal's Wager

57. The Placebo Paradox

58. The Paradox of Plurality

59. The Poison Hypothetical

60. The Prediction Paradox

61. The Preface

62. The Paradox of Preference

63. Prisoner's Dilemma

64. The Prosecutor's Fallacy

65. The Paradox of the Question

66. Quinn's Paradox

67. The Racecourse

68. The Rakehell

69. The Paradox of the Ravens

70. The Red Taxi Paradox

71. Richard's Paradox

72. Russell's Paradox

73. The St Petersburg Paradox

74. The Self-Amendment Paradox

75. Self-deception

76. Self-fuli-- lling Belief

77. The Ship of Theseus

78. Simpson's Paradox

79. The Sleeping Beauty

80. The Paradox of Soundness

81. The Spaceship

82. The Toxin Paradox

83. The Paradox of Tragedy

84. The Tristram Shandy

85. The Trojan Fly

86. The Trolley Problem

87. The Two-Envelope Paradox

88. The Unexpected Examination

89. The Paradox of Validity

90. The Paradox of Voting

91. Wang's Paradox

92. The Xenophobic Paradox

93. Yablo's Paradox

94. Zeno's Paradoxes.

Index