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16%OFFRoger Penrose - The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science) - 9780198784920 - V9780198784920
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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science)

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Description for The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science) Paperback. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Series: Oxford Landmark Science. Num Pages: 640 pages, 145 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: HPM; PDZ; UYQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 39. Weight in Grams: 468.
For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Series
Oxford Landmark Science
Condition
New
Number of Pages
640
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780198784920
SKU
V9780198784920
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About Roger Penrose
Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College. He is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. His books include Shadows Of The Mind ( Vintage, ... Read more

Reviews for The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science)
I fail to see how anybody can remain unmoved by the book's central theme, which concerns the nature of human beings... His style is relaxed and entertaining, There are nuggets on almost every page.
Financial Times
. . One cannot imagine a more revealing self-portrait than this enchanting, tantalising book... Roger Penrose reveals himself as an eloquent protagonist, ... Read more

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