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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"Gardner Ýis¨...at the glorious zenith of his diversified powers."--The Boston Globe
"Martin Gardner is one of the greatest intellects produced in this country in this century."¨
--Douglas Hofstadter
"For more than half a century, Martin Gardner has been the single brightestbeacone 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 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
"Martin Gardner's contribution to contemporary culture is unique." --Noam Chomsky
"Gardner [is]...at the glorious zenith of his diversified powers."--The Boston Globe
"Martin Gardner is one of the greatest intellects produced in this country in this century."]
--Douglas Hofstadter
"For more than half a century, Martin Gardner has been the single brightestbeacone 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 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
"Martin Gardner's contribution to contemporary culture is unique." --Noam Chomsky
Martin Gardner is one of the greatest intellects produced in this country in this century.--Douglas Hofstadter

Gardner [is]...at the glorious zenith of his diversified powers. "The Boston Globe"

Martin Gardner is one of the greatest intellects produced in this country in this century. Douglas Hofstadter

For more than half a century, Martin Gardner has been the single brightestbeacone 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 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"

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

"Gardner [is]...at the glorious zenith of his diversified powers." --The Boston Globe

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


"For more than half a century, Martin Gardner has been the single brightestbeacone 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 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

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

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