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The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world

Author: David Deutsch
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2012, ©2011.
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"A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Deutsch
ISBN: 9780140278163 0140278168 0143121359 9780143121350
OCLC Number: 753309217
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, 2011.
Originally published in the United States by Viking Penguin, 2011.
Chapters include Terminology and Summary at the end.
Description: vii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The reach of explanations --
Closer to reality --
The spark --
Creation --
The reality of abstractions --
The jump to universality --
Artificial creativity --
A window on infinity --
Optimism --
A dream of Socrates --
The multiverse --
A physicist's history of bad philosophy --
Choices --
Why are flowers beautiful? --
The evolution of culture --
The evolution of creativity --
Unsustainable --
The beginning.
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