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When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought

Author: Jim Holt
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
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"A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"--
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Genre/Form: Essays
Nonfiction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holt, Jim, 1954-
When Einstein walked with Gödel.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
(DLC) 2017038334
(OCoLC)1004376245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Holt
ISBN: 9780374717841 0374717842
OCLC Number: 1035847190
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Contents: Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time--the grand illusion? --
Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics...and eugenics --
Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals --
Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors --
Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal --
Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive --
Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end? --
Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The looking-glass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock --
Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Jim Holt.

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