The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener

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THE WHYS OF A PHILOSOPHICAL SCRIVENER is a book that through six reprints has remained a dazzling tour de force, as unexpected, and idiosynchratic as Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter, Gardner's friend and successor at Scientific American. It

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"Martin Gardner is one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century." - Douglas Hofstadter

"For more than half a century, Martin Gardner has been the single brightest beacon defending rationality and good science.... He is also one of the most brilliant men and gracious writers that I have known." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Martin Gardner's contribution to contemporary culture is unique." - Noam Chomsky

"Martin Gardner is that rarest of all contemporary species: a scholar in nobody's pocket; a sparkling, pellucid science and mathematics writer who can discuss Sigmund Freud, Sherlock Holmes, and proofs of God with equal fluency." - Stefan Kanfer, former book editor of Time magazine

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Martin Gardner born in 1914, is regular reviewer for The New York Review of Books and was a Scientific American columnist for over twenty-five years. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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