The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible.
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And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns—from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities. Can game theory help us decide who to approach in a bar?
These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do. Hannah Fry takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What's the chance of finding love? At what point in your dating life should you settle down?
From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr.
Fry proves—with great insight, wit, and fun—that math is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, mysteries of love.
Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to theselection of a "mate," this enlightening bookoffers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game foranyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again.* Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into thedating game* Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century forthose young daters just entering the fray, and those veteransreturning to the game* Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines,including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology,economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineeringand applied sciences* Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher's Magazine Titel: Dating - Philosophy for Everyone Autoren/Herausgeber: Kristie Miller, Marlene Clark (Hrsg.) Weitere Mitwirkende: Joshua Wolf Shenk, Fritz Allhoff Aus der Reihe: Philosophy for Everyone Ausgabe: Editors Kristie Miller is a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia.
She is the author of Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition and Time (2006)as well as numerous journal articles on related topics.Marlene Clark is an Associate Professor of English at the City College Center for Worker Education, City University of New York.Her composition textbook, Juxtapositions: Ideas for College Writers (2005), is in its third edition.Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University's Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.In addition toediting the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is thevolume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine& Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey &Philosophy (with Marcus P.Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food& Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell,2007).