Goodbye, Descartes: the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind

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Wiley, Jan 6, 1997 - Mathematics - 301 pages
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"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy.…a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." —Publishers Weekly (???) Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin’s Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." —American Scientist "Devlin’s very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians … the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." —Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified … the author’s presentation is a tour de force." —Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader’s Subscription

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Goodbye, Descartes: the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind

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After years of effort to create a computer that can really think, many workers in the field of artificial intelligence are now beginning to concede it may be impossible. Mathematician and science ... Read full review

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Brilliant book about the history of logic in the Western culture and, how do humans really think and communicate? I was impressed as to how complicated we really are when our thoughts, language and ... Read full review

Contents

Patterns of Mind
1
A Passion for Order
21
The Laws of Thought
50
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

KEITH DEVLIN, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Communication. His previous books include Mathematics: The New Golden Age and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. His television appearances include the BBC/Nova documentary "A Mathematical Mystery Tour." He lives in Moraga, California.

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