The Art of Logic #504

December 14, 2018

How can mathematics help us have better arguments? This week we spend the hour with "The Art of Logic in an Illogical World" author, mathematician Eugenia Cheng, as she makes her case that the logic of mathematics can combine with emotional resonance to allow us to have better debates and arguments. Along the way we learn a lot about rigorous logic using arguments you're probably having every day, while also learning a lot about our own underlying beliefs and assumptions.


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Eugenia Cheng

Eugenia Cheng is a Scientist-in-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield in the UK, where she is now Honorary Fellow, and has a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Eugenia was an early pioneer of math on YouTube and her videos have been viewed around 15 million times. She is the author of popular math books "How to Bake Pi", "Beyond Infinity" and most recently "The Art of Logic in an Illogical World". Eugenia is also a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a concert pianist.