The Outer Limits of Reason: A Summary

In the last 2 years, I have picked up my reading speed to about 5 books per month. And since I mostly read non-fiction, the concepts and ideas keep swirling in my head, sometimes I get a dizzy sense of not understanding completely what I just read. I’m talking about that odd sense when someone asks you what is the book about and you feel while you understood the main ideas behind the book, you still struggle explaining the details. So taking “if you can’t explain it, you haven’t understood it” to its logical extreme, I will start summarizing books that I like. In addition to cementing my understanding of the book, hopefully it will help others decide whether they want to read the book or not.

The Outer Limits of Reason by Noson S. Yanofsky

This book is written by Yanofsky, a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College at the University of New York.… Read the rest