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The Resource The puzzle instinct : the meaning of puzzles in human life, Marcel Danesi

The puzzle instinct : the meaning of puzzles in human life, Marcel Danesi

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The puzzle instinct : the meaning of puzzles in human life
Title
The puzzle instinct
Title remainder
the meaning of puzzles in human life
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Danesi
Title variation
Meaning of puzzles in human life
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher Fact Sheet
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DLC
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1946-
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Danesi, Marcel
Dewey number
793.73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1493
LC item number
.D337 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Puzzles
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Games
Summary expansion
Recalling Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct, the author argues that humans are born with an "instinct for puzzles" that betrays a larger search for the meaning of life. This "instinct" has led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought
Label
The puzzle instinct : the meaning of puzzles in human life, Marcel Danesi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [254]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why puzzles? -- Puzzling language: riddles, anagrams, and other verbal perplexities -- Puzzling pictures: optical illusions, mazes, and other visual mind-bogglers -- Puzzling logic: deductions, paradoxes, and other forms of mind play -- Puzzling numbers: magic squares, cryptarithms, and other mathematical recreations -- Puzzling games: chess, checkers, and other games -- The puzzle of life
Control code
48494315
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780253340948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The puzzle instinct : the meaning of puzzles in human life, Marcel Danesi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [254]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why puzzles? -- Puzzling language: riddles, anagrams, and other verbal perplexities -- Puzzling pictures: optical illusions, mazes, and other visual mind-bogglers -- Puzzling logic: deductions, paradoxes, and other forms of mind play -- Puzzling numbers: magic squares, cryptarithms, and other mathematical recreations -- Puzzling games: chess, checkers, and other games -- The puzzle of life
Control code
48494315
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780253340948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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