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The last unknowns : deep, elegant, profound unanswered questions about the universe, the mind, the future of civilization, and the meaning of life

Author: John Brockman; Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This is a little book of profound questions--unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman; Daniel Kahneman
ISBN: 0062897942 9780062897947
OCLC Number: 1054834508
Notes: Includes index (pages 327-332) and introduction endnotes.
Description: xvi, 332 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Foreword: on edge by Daniel Kahneman --
Introduction: interrogate reality --
The last unknowns.
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman ; foreword by Daniel Kahneman.

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"This is a little book of profound questions--unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, asks "a mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers" (Booklist): "What is 'The Last Question,' your last question, the question for which you will be remembered?"--Page [4] of cover.

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"Intriguing. ... Far-reaching. ... Genuinely provocative." -- Publishers Weekly "A veritable treasure trove." -- Scientific Inquirer

 
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