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The Art Of Logic

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Wednesday, we’re talking to scholar Eugenia Cheng about how logical reasoning – complemented by our emotions – can transform the way we think about our shared challenges.

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Wednesday, we’re talking to scholar Eugenia Cheng about the art of logic. There’s a lot of contentious debate in our culture, and Cheng says it feels very futile. So, she turns to mathematics to provide a template for conversation. It requires finding a common starting point and understanding the justifications that lead people to their opinions. Cheng4 joins us to talk about how logical reasoning – complemented by our emotions – can transform the way we think about our shared challenges.

Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her new book is called The Art of Logic in an Illogical World [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]. 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.