The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

by David Gelernter

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ISBN-13: 9781631492495
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 184,855
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Gelernter is the author of eight books and a professor of computer science at Yale University. His 1991 work, Mirror Worlds, not only "foresaw" (Reuters) the World Wide Web but is considered "one of the most influential books in computer science" (Technology Review). Gelernter's research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts, and has been central in the development of the Java programming language as well as the first modern social network. He lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 The Tides of Mind 1

2 Three Thirds of the Spectrum 20

3 Every Day 55

4 A Map 104

5 Spectrum, Upper Third: Abstraction 133

6 Spectrum, Middle Third: Creativity 149

7 Spectrum, Lower Third: Descent into Lost Time 173

8 Where It All Leads 205

9 Conclusions 241

Acknowledgments 253

Literary Works Cited in the Text 255

Notes 259

Index 269

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