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Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Popular Science

By: Roger Penrose

640 pages, 143 figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 1999 | Edition: 2 | #90257 | ISBN: 0192861980
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About this book

Arguing against artificial intelligence, and exploring the mystery of the mind and consciousness, Roger Penrose takes the reader on a tour of modern physics, cosmology, mathematics and philosophy. `...a bold, brilliant, groundbreaking book.' New York Times Book Review.

perhaps the most engaging and creative tour of modern physics that has ever been written Sunday Times


Contents

PROLOGUE; 1. CAN A COMPUTER HAVE A MIND?; 2. ALGORITHMS AND TURING MACHINES; 3. MATHEMATICS AND REALITY; 4. TRUTH, PROOF, AND INSIGHT; 5. THE CLASSICAL WORLD; 6. QUANTUM MAGIC AND QUANTUM MYSTERY; 7. COSMOLOGY AND THE ARROW OF TIME; 8. IN SEARCH OF QUANTUM GRAVITY; 9. REAL BRAINS AND MODEL BRAINS; 10. WHERE LIES THE PHYSICS OF THE MIND?; EPILOGUE; REFERENCES; INDEX

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