The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

by Roger Penrose
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521785723

ISBN-13: 9780521785723

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed. This book is a fascinating and accessible summary of Roger Penrose's current thinking on those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. It is also a stimulating

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Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed. This book is a fascinating and accessible summary of Roger Penrose's current thinking on those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. It is also a stimulating introduction to the radically new concepts that he believes will be fruitful in understanding the workings of the brain and the nature of the human mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785723
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
557,704
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Malcolm Longair; 1. Space-time and cosmology Roger Penrose; 2. The mysteries of quantum physics Roger Penrose; 3. Physics and the mind Roger Penrose; 4. On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities Abner Shimony; 5. Why physics? Nancy Cartwright; 6. The objections of an unashamed reductionist Stephen Hawking; 7. Response Roger Penrose; Appendix I: Goodstein's theorm and mathematical thinking; Appendix II: Experiments to test gravitationally induced state reduction.

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