The beginning of infinity: explanations that transform the world
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Status:
Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction has 2
501 DEUTS
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
Checked out
Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
501 DEUTS
On Shelf
More Details
Published:
New York : Viking, 2011.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
vii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143121350, 9780670022755, 0670022756

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 460-461) and index.
Description
"A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind"--,Provided by publisher.
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Deutsch, D. (2011). The beginning of infinity: explanations that transform the world. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Deutsch, David, 1953-. 2011. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Deutsch, David, 1953-, The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World. New York: Viking, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Deutsch, David. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World. New York: Viking, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c2cc46d2-5f56-6548-f275-9ca0fd689e51
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeOct 04, 2019 07:32:22 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeOct 22, 2019 07:24:59 AM

MARC Record

LEADER04409cam a22005654a 4500
001BK0009429712
003DLC
00520191002153600.0
008110303s2011    nyua     b    001 0 eng  
010 |a  2011004120
020 |a 9780143121350
020 |a 9780670022755
020 |a 0670022756
035 |a 623126
040 |a DLC|c DLC|d YDX|d BTCTA|d YDXCP|d ABG|d DLC|d UtOrBLW
05000|a Q175.32.E97|b D48 2011
08200|a 501|2 22
084 |a SCI075000|2 bisacsh
092 |a 501 DEUTS
1001 |a Deutsch, David,|d 1953-
24514|a The beginning of infinity :|b explanations that transform the world /|c David Deutsch.
264 1|a New York :|b Viking,|c 2011.
300 |a vii, 487 pages :|b illustrations ;|c 24 cm
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 460-461) and index.
5050 |a The reach of explanations -- Closer to reality -- The spark -- Creation -- The reality of abstractions -- The jump to universality -- Artificial creativity -- A window on infinity -- Optimism -- A dream of Socrates -- The multiverse -- A physicist's history of bad philosophy -- Choices -- Why are flowers beautiful? -- The evolution of culture -- The evolution of creativity -- Unsustainable -- The beginning.
520 |a "A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind"--|c Provided by publisher.
650 0|a Explanation
650 0|a Infinite
650 0|a Science|x Philosophy
939 |a ODC|b COM9253276BT|c 1
949 |b 32046202919564|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l ADR|n 4861644|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 17|y BK
949 |b 32046202919556|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l MID|n 4861645|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 20|y BK
949 |b 32046202919572|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l ADR|n 4861647|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 14|y BK
949 |b 32046202919606|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WAK|n 4861650|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 28|y BK
949 |b 32046202919614|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l CAM|n 4861651|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 23|y BK
949 |b 32046202919622|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l NOR|n 4861652|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 20|y BK
949 |b 32046202919648|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WRL|n 4861654|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 20|y BK
949 |b 32046202919663|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WRL|n 4861656|o 0|s i|w 08/15/2011|x 18|y BK
949 |b 32046207682928|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WRL|n 5817587|o 0|s i|w 03/08/2016|x 5|y PBK
949 |b 32046207682936|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WRL|n 5817588|o 0|s i|w 03/08/2016|x 7|y PBK
949 |b 32046301390568|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l MID|n 6207974|o 0|s i|w 01/17/2017|x 0|y PBK
949 |b 32046301390576|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l MID|n 6207975|o 0|s i|w 01/17/2017|x 0|y PBK
949 |b 32046303216613|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l WAK|n 6876207|o 0|s i|w 01/30/2019|x 0|y PBK
949 |b 32046303747815|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l FUQ|n 7123093|o 0|s i|w 08/14/2019|x 0|y PBK
949 |b 32046303945377|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l PRJ2|n 7207883|o 0|s i|w 10/02/2019|x 0|y PBK
949 |b 32046202919630|c SYSANFI|d 501 DEUTS|l NOR|n 4861653|o 0|s o|w 08/15/2011|x 23|y BK
999 |a 623126