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The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose
ISBN: 0192861980 9780192861986
OCLC Number: 43339218
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Science Book Award 1990
Description: xxix, 602 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Can a computer have a mind?" --
Algorithms and turing machines --
Mathematics and reality --
Truth, proof, and insight --
The classical world --
Quantum magic and quantum mystery --
Cosmology and the arrow of time --
In search of quantum gravity --
Real brains and model brains --
Where lies the physics of mind?
Responsibility: Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner.

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