9780143121350

The Beginning of Infinity Explanations That Transform the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143121350

  • ISBN10:

    0143121359

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, delivers a bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge.

Author Biography

David Deutsch, internationally acclaimed for his seminal publications on quantum computation, is a member of the Quantum Computation and Cryptography Research Group at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
The Reach of Explanationsp. 1
Closer to Realityp. 34
The Sparkp. 42
Creationp. 78
The Reality of Abstractionsp. 107
The Jump to Universalityp. 125
Artificial Creativityp. 148
A Window on Infinityp. 164
Optimismp. 196
A Dream of Socratesp. 223
The Multiversep. 258
A Physicist's History of Bad Philosophyp. 305
Choicesp. 326
Why are Flowers Beautiful?p. 353
The Evolution of Culturep. 369
The Evolution of Creativityp. 398
Unsustainablep. 418
The Beginningp. 443
Bibliographyp. 460
Indexp. 463
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