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The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

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Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, Stephen Hawking
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  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785723

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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.

    • Includes distinguished contributions by Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright and Stephen Hawking
    • Accessible and illuminating introduction to the controversial ideas on modern physics presented in Penrose's long and complex best-sellers, The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind
    • Provocative and personal vision of theoretical physics in the 21st century by one of the most highly regarded mathematicians/physicists of our time
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    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785723
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 72 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Roger Penrose, University of Oxford
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    Editor

    Malcolm Longair, Boston University
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    With

    Abner Shimony, London School of Economics and Political Science
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    Nancy Cartwright
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    Stephen Hawking
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    Contributors

    Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, Stephen Hawking

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