The Resource The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world, David Deutsch, (electronic resource)

The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world, David Deutsch, (electronic resource)

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The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world
Title
The beginning of infinity
Title remainder
explanations that transform the world
Statement of responsibility
David Deutsch
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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technical information on music
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1953-
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Deutsch, David
Dewey number
501
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
Q175.32.E97
LC item number
D48 2011ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Walter Dixon
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Dixon, Walter
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  • Explanation
  • Infinite
  • Science
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Label
The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world, David Deutsch, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Duration: 20:00:15
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Contents
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
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Edition
Unabridged.
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781596598553
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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(OCoLC)785261378
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 287558 KB; MP3 file size: 563442 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world, David Deutsch, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Duration: 20:00:15
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781596598553
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)785261378
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 287558 KB; MP3 file size: 563442 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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