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The large, the small, and the human mind

Author: Roger Penrose; Malcolm S Longair
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics.
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Named Person: Abner Shimony; Nancy Cartwright; S W Hawking; Nancy Cartwright; Abner Shimony
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose; Malcolm S Longair
ISBN: 0521563305 9780521563307
OCLC Number: 35558975
Description: xviii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Space-time and cosmology / Roger Penrose --
The mysteries of quantum physics --
Physics and the mind --
On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities / Abner Shimony --
Why physics? / Nancy Cartwright --
The objections of an unashamed reductionist / Stephen Hawking --
Response / Roger Penrose.
Responsibility: Roger Penrose [and others] ; edited by Malcolm Longair.
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