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Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness

Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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A New York Times bestseller when it appeared in 1989, Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind was universally hailed as a marvelous survey of modern physics as well as a brilliant reflection on the human mind, offering a new perspective on the scientific landscape and a visionary glimpse of the possible future of science. Now, in Shadows of the Mind, Penrose offers another exhilarating look at modern science as he
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Penrose, Roger.
Shadows of the mind.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose
ISBN: 0198539789 9780198539780 0099582112 9780099582113 0195106466 9780195106466
OCLC Number: 30593111
Description: xvi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Why We Need New Physics to Understand the Mind: The Non-Computability of Conscious Thought. 1. Consciousness and computation. 2. The Godelian case. 3. The case for non-computability in mathematical thought --
pt. II. What New Physics We Need to Understand the Mind: The Quest for a Non-Computational Physics of Mind. 4. Does mind have a place in classical physics? 5. Structure of the quantum world. 6. Quantum theory and reality. 7. Quantum theory and the brain. 8. Implications?
Responsibility: Roger Penrose.
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'One of the most important works...of the twentieth century' The TimesShadows of the Mind is a profound exploration of what modern physics has to tell us about the human mind.A visionary description  Read more...


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Penrose has come closer than anyone to a rigorous discussion of the most intriguing problems of all: what are we? How do we think? And what is it that makes us human? * The Times * Clearly the Read more...

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