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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The World: Deutsch, David: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The World
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The World
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2012/01
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780140278163

BookWeb Price : THB 494.00
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Book Description
Table of Contents
 
Acknowledgements                                   vi
Introduction                                       vii
    1 The Reach of Explanations                    1  (33)
    2 Closer to Reality                            34 (8)
    3 The Spark                                    42 (36)
    4 Creation                                     78 (29)
    5 The Reality of Abstractions                  107(18)
    6 The Jump to Universality                     125(23)
    7 Artificial Creativity                        148(16)
    8 A Window on Infinity                         164(32)
    9 Optimism                                     196(27)
    10 A Dream of Socrates                         223(35)
    11 The Multiverse                              258(47)
    12 A Physicist's History of Bad Philosophy     305(21)
    13 Choices                                     326(27)
    14 Why are Flowers Beautiful?                  353(16)
    15 The Evolution of Culture                    369(29)
    16 The Evolution of Creativity                 398(20)
    17 Unsustainable                               418(25)
    18 The Beginning                               443(17)
Bibliography                                       460(3)
Index                                              463
 

In our search for truth, how far have we advanced? This uniquely human quest for good explanations has driven amazing improvements in everything from scientific understanding and technology to politics, moral values and human welfare. But will progress end, either in catastrophe or completion - or will it continue indefinitely? In this profound and seminal book, David Deutsch explores the furthest reaches of our current understanding, taking in the Infinity Hotel, supernovae and the nature of optimism, to instill in all of us a wonder at what we have achieved - and the fact that this is only the beginning of humanity's infinite possibility.