When Logic Steers You Wrong

As a mathematician, Eugenia Cheng is trained to work through problems logically. And even she struggles with fears of things that are extremely unlikely to happen. She joins us to talk about how we can use scientific reasoning to navigate an era full of irrational behavior. Her new book is called “The Art of Logic in an Illogical World” (Basic Books).

(This episode first ran in September of 2018.)