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The fabric of reality : the science of parallel universes-- and its implications

Author: David Deutsch
Publisher: New York, New York : Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"A leading scientist interweaves evolution, theoretical physics, and computer science to offer a new understanding of reality"--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Deutsch
ISBN: 0713990619 9780713990614 9780140275414 014027541X
OCLC Number: 36393434
Awards: Short-listed for Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize 1998
Description: x, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The theory of everything --
Shadows --
Problem-solving --
Criteria for reality --
Virtual reality --
Universality and the limits of computation --
A conversation about justification --
The significance of life --
Quantum computers --
The nature of mathematics --
Time: the first quantum concept --
Time travel --
The four strands --
The ends of the universe.
Responsibility: David Deutsch.

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A challenging synthesis of unifying ideas arising from quantum theory, the theory of computation, epistemology and the theory of evolution, this book explores the deep connections between the  Read more...

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