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The Resource Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite, Rudy Rucker

Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite, Rudy Rucker

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Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite
Title
Infinity and the mind
Title remainder
the science and philosophy of the infinite
Statement of responsibility
Rudy Rucker
Title variation
Science and philosophy of the infinite
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Godel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton science library
Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite, Rudy Rucker
Label
Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite, Rudy Rucker
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fgx8n
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Birkhäuser, 1982
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infinity -- All the numbers -- The unnameable -- Robots and souls -- The one and the many -- The transfinite cardinals -- Gödel's incompleteness theorems
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Edition
2005 ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 342 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849048
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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