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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, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. ed., new and revView all editions and formats
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The latest book from one of the most original and provocative minds in science, updated with two ground-breaking developments in the debate.

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Named Person: Abner Shimony; Nancy Cartwright; Abner Shimony; Nancy Cartwright; Nancy Cartwright; Abner Shimony
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose; Malcolm S Longair
ISBN: 0521655382 9780521655385 0521563305 9780521563307 0521785723 9780521785723
OCLC Number: 40589157
Description: xviii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface Malcolm Longair; 1. Space-time and cosmology Roger Penrose; 2. The mysteries of quantum physics Roger Penrose; 3. Physics and the mind Roger Penrose; 4. On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities Abner Shimony; 5. Why physics? Nancy Cartwright; 6. The objections of an unashamed reductionist Stephen Hawking; 7. Reply Roger Penrose; Appendix I: a new example of Godel's theorem; Appendix II: proposal for a physical experiment to test quantum state reduction.
Responsibility: Roger Penrose [and others] ; edited by Malcolm Longair.
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