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Yourgrau, Palle

Overview
Works: 13 works in 105 publications in 9 languages and 3,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 287 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 167 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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel weaves together the lives of earnest visionaries and failed artists. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness; the artist Paul Thek; Kraus herself; and "Africa," Kraus's virtual S & M partner, who is shooting a big-budget Hollywood film in Nairobi while Kraus holes up in teh Northwest Woods to chronicle the failure of Gravity & grace, her own low-budget independent film"--Back cover
Gödel, Einstein und die Folgen : Vermächtnis einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mondo senza tempo : l'eredità dimenticata di Gödel e Einstein by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Italian 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

Un mundo sin tiempo el legado olvidado de Godel y Einstein ; traducción de Rafael de las Heras by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enas kosmos dichōs chrono : ē xechasmenē klēronomia tōn Gkentel kai Ainstain by Palle Yourgrau( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Was Simone Weil a Jew? by Palle Yourgrau( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A world without time : the forgotten legacy of Gödel and Einstein
Alternative Names
Palle Yourgrau 1950-; Docente americano di filosofia presso la Brandeis University di Waltham (Massachussetts). Nato nel 1950.

Yourgrau, Palle Michael Werner 1950-

유어그라우, 팰레

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 Weil