Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind

Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind

by Keith Devlin, Keith Devlin

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Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind by Keith Devlin, Keith Devlin

"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy..a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." -Publishers Weekly Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin's Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." -American Scientist "Devlin's very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians . the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." -Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified . the author's presentation is a tour de force." -Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader's Subscription

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471142164
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/20/1996
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

KEITH DEVLIN, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Communication. His previous books include Mathematics: The New Golden Age and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. His television appearances include the BBC/Nova documentary "A Mathematical Mystery Tour." He lives in Moraga, California.

Hometown:

Palo Alto, California

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1947

Place of Birth:

Hull, England

Education:

B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

Table of Contents

Patterns of Mind.

A Passion for Order.

The Laws of Thought.

From Symbols to Silicon.

The Science of Language.

Language in the Mind.

Machines that Think.

Communication Is the Key.

Verbal Tangos.

The Cheshire Cat's Grin.

Goodbye, Descartes.

Selected Further Reading.

Index.

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