The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform The World
A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.
In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrgan - LibraryThing
It's odd that a book written in such a priggishly prescriptive tone should be, while you read it, so compelling, and even more odd that it should, in the end, say so little. While it touches on many ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DLMorrese - LibraryThing
What we need are good explanations. That's essentially what this 450 page philosophical tome is about. Of course what makes an explanation 'good' is subjective. I'm sure there are people who will ... Read full review
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