The One True Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge

The One True Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge

by John Casti, J. L. Casti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309085470

ISBN-13: 9780309085472

Pub. Date: 04/25/2003

Publisher: National Academies Press

The Setting: It's 1948, the dawn of the computer age. Our drama unfolds at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, an intellectual haven, a place where the most brilliant minds on the planet, sheltered from the outside world's cares and calamities, could study and collaborate and devote their time to the pure and exclusive pursuit of knowledge. For

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The Setting: It's 1948, the dawn of the computer age. Our drama unfolds at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, an intellectual haven, a place where the most brilliant minds on the planet, sheltered from the outside world's cares and calamities, could study and collaborate and devote their time to the pure and exclusive pursuit of knowledge. For many, it was indeed the "one, true, platonic heaven."

The Dramatis Personae: Enter some of the biggest names in modern science. Albert Einstein -- by common consensus the greatest physicist the 20th century had ever known. Kurt G

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309085472
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
04/25/2003
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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