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When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt

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When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought
Title
When Einstein walked with Gödel
Title remainder
excursions to the edge of thought
Statement of responsibility
Jim Holt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1954-
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Holt, Jim
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3608.O4943595
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Essays
Label
When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time -- the grand illusion? -- Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics...and eugenics -- Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals -- Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors -- Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal -- Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive -- Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end? -- Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The looking-glass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock -- Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything
Control code
on1004376245
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9780374146702
Lccn
2017038334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004376245
Label
When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought, Jim Holt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The moving image of eternity. When Einstein walked with Gödel ; Time -- the grand illusion? -- Part II: Numbers in the brain, in platonic heaven, and in society. Numbers guy: the neuroscience of math ; The Riemann Zeta conjecture and the laughter of the primes ; Sir Francis Galton, the father of statistics...and eugenics -- Part III: Mathematics, pure and impure. A mathematical romance ; The avatars of higher mathematics ; Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of fractals -- Part IV: Higher dimensions, abstract maps. Geometrical creatures ; A comedy of colors -- Part V: Infinity, large and small. Infinite visions: Georg Cantor v. David Foster Wallace ; Worshipping infinity: why the Russians do and the French don't ; The dangerous idea of the infinitesimal -- Part VI: Heroism, tragedy, and the computer age. The Ada perplex: was Byron's daughter the first coder? ; Alan Turing in life, logic, and death ; Dr. Strangelove makes a thinking machine ; Smarter, happier, more productive -- Part VII: The cosmos reconsidered. The string theory wars: is beauty truth? ; Einstein, "Spooky action," and the reality of space ; How will the Universe end? -- Part VII: Quick studies: a selection of shorter essays. Little big man ; Doom soon ; Death: bad? ; The looking-glass war ; Astrology and the demarcation problem ; Gödel takes on the U.S. Constitution ; The law of least action ; Emmy Noether's beautiful theorem ; Is logic coercive? ; Newcomb's problem and the paradox of choice ; The right not to exist ; Can't anyone get Heisenberg right? ; Overconfidence and the Monty Hall problem ; The cruel law of eponymy ; The mind of a rock -- Part IX: God, sainthood, truth, and bullshit. Dawkins and the deity ; On moral sainthood ; Truth and reference: a philosophical feud ; Say anything
Control code
on1004376245
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9780374146702
Lccn
2017038334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004376245

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