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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
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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.

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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Popular Science
By: Roger Penrose
640 pages, 143 figs
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perhaps the most engaging and creative tour of modern physics that has ever been written Sunday Times
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