x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender (Hardback)
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x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 16/07/2020
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With humour and clarity, the author of The Art of Logic dissects patriarchy, mansplaining and sexism by precise mathematical reasoning.

From imaginary numbers to the fourth dimension and beyond, mathematics has always been about imagining impossible things. In x+y, Eugenia Cheng draws on the insights of higher-dimensional mathematics to reveal a transformative new way of talking about the patriarchy, mansplaining and sexism: a way that empowers all of us to make the world a better place.

Using precise mathematical reasoning to uncover everything from the sexist assumptions that make society a harder place for women to live to the limitations of science and statistics in helping us understand the link between gender and society, Cheng's analysis replaces confusion with clarity, brings original thinking to well worn arguments - and provides a radical, illuminating and liberating new way of thinking about the world and women's place in it.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788160407
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for The Art of Logic:

'Mind-expanding ... a meaningful contribution to creating a better society as well as happier conversations and relationships' - Guardian

'With humour, grace, and a natural gift for making explanations seem fun, Eugenia Cheng has done it again. You'll think more clearly after reading this book' - Daniel Levitin, bestselling author of The Organised Mind & A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

'A perceptive analysis of logic and its limitations ... Cheng is successful not only in helping readers think more clearly, but in helping them understand why others sometimes appear to be illogical' - Times Higher Education

'Radical and liberating' - Emerald Street

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