Unicycle: The Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth (Nature’s Democratic Pi) by Paul Cornell du Houx

by Paul Cornell du Houx

The discovery of universal human rights in the ethics of nature, through the logic of asymmetry, leading to healthy lives everywhere. The mathematical steps are expressed with mythological tales, which gain a realism of their own through the deductions.

“Very scrupulously set out. It is extremely well written and beautifully literate.” —Dr. Diané Collinson, author of Fifty Major Philosophers and Plain English

“A provocative book by a serious thinker, well worth the reader’s time.” — William A. Haviland, PhD, Professor Emeritus, founder of the Department of Anthropology, University of Vermont, coauthor of textbooks including the bestselling Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge

“This book contains some serious mathematics — smart, thought-provoking, and engrossing.” — William H. Barker, PhD, Isaac Henry Wing Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Mathematics Department, Bowdoin College, author of Continuous Symmetry: From Euclid to Kleintive by a river in Maine.

"An eloquent explanation, with spare logic and excellent argument. In my Critical Thinking class my students study the core ideals of the Enlightenment; this book's world view gives me a position from which to triangulate between absolutism and relativism, and illuminates all three."

—David S. Cook, author of Above the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine

"It's an important book. I am very impressed. It covers a lot of territory, and it is very thoughtful and even charming. The math and logic are understandable to the interdisciplinary reader. I agreed with everything the book has to say."

—Esther Pasztory, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, author of Thinking with Things


Paul's blog: River of Asymmetry