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Yourgrau, Palle

Overview
Works: 11 works in 85 publications in 9 languages and 3,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BD638, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Palle Yourgrau
A world without time : the forgotten legacy of Gödel and Einstein by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a widely known but little considered fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Godel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein's life. The two walked home together from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science in which they had grown up. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist. Einstein endorsed this result-reluctantly, since it decisively overthrew the classical world-view to which he was committed. But he could find no way to refute it, and in the half-century since then, neither has anyone else. Even more remarkable than this stunning discovery, however, was what happened afterward: nothing. Cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded with their work as if Godel's proof never existed-one of the greatest scandals of modern intellectual history. A World without Time is a sweeping, ambitious book, and yet poignant and intimate. It tells the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the brilliant work they did together
Demonstratives by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disappearance of time : Kurt Gödel and the idealistic tradition in philosophy by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gödel meets Einstein : time travel in the Gödel universe by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when the century's greatest logician meets the century's greatest physicist? In the case of Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein the result is Godel's revolutionary new model of the cosmos." "In the 'Godel Universe' the philosophical fantasy of time travel becomes a scientific reality. For Godel, however, the reality of time travel signals the unreality of time. If Godel is right, the real meaning of the Einstein revolution had remained, for half a century, a secret. Now, a half-century after Godel met Einstein, the real meaning of time travel in the Godel Universe can be revealed."--Jacket
Simone Weil by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone Weil, legendary French philosopher, political activist, and mystic, died in 1943 at a sanatorium in Kent, England, at the age of thirty-four. During her brief lifetime, Weil was a paradox of asceticism and reclusive introversion who also maintained a teaching career and an active participation in politics. In this concise biography, Palle Yourgrau outlines Weil's influential life and work and demonstrates how she tried to apply philosophy to everyday life. Born in Paris to a cultivated Jewish-French family, Weil excelled at philosophy, and her empathetic political conscience channeled
Aliens & anorexia by Chris Kraus( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the shadow of Georg Buchner's Lenz, Aliens and Anorexia defines a female form of chance that is radical and emotional. The book unfolds like a set of Chinese boxes, using polemical narratives to lead the reader through a maze that spirals back into itself. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness, the artist Paul Thek, Kraus herself, and Africa, her virtual S/M partner who is shooting a big-budget Hollywood movie while Kraus is chronicling the failure of her low-budget independent film Gravity and Grace. Arguing for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, Aliens and Anorexia reclaims starvation from the psychoanalytic ghetto."--Publisher's web page
The disapppearance of time : Kurt Godel and the idealistic tradition in philosophy by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frege and the new theory of reference by Palle Yourgrau( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jikan no nai uchū = A world without time : Gēderu to ainshutain saigo no shisaku( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gödel Einstein buluşması : Gödel'in evreninde zamana yolculuk by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mundo sin tiempo : el legado olvidado de Gödel y Einstein / P. Yourgrau ; tr. por Rafael de las Heras by Palle Yourgrau( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traducción de: A World Without Time. The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein
 
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A world without time : the forgotten legacy of Gödel and Einstein
Alternative Names
Yourgrau, Palle Michael Werner 1950-

ユアグロー, パレ

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DemonstrativesThe disappearance of time : Kurt Gödel and the idealistic tradition in philosophyGödel meets Einstein : time travel in the Gödel universeSimone WeilThe disapppearance of time : Kurt Godel and the idealistic tradition in philosophy