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The Resource The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics, Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner

The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics, Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner

Label
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics
Title
The emperor's new mind
Title remainder
concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics
Statement of responsibility
Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine
  • "In this absorbing and frequently contentious book, Roger Penrose--eminent physicist and winner, with Stephen Hawking, of the prestigious Wolf prize--puts forward his view that there are some facets of human thinking that can never be emulated by a machine. Although the book ranges widely over relativity theory, quantum mechanics and cosmology, its central concern is what philosophers call the "mind-body problem." Penrose examines what physics and mathematics can tell us about how the mind works, what they can't, and what we need to know to understand the physical processes of consciousness. In particular, he argues that there is an important gap in our knowledge at the place where classical and quantum physics meet. He is among a growing number of physicists who think Einstein wasn't being stubborn when he said his "little finger" told him that quantum mechanics is incomplete, and he concludes that laws even deeper than quantum mechanics are essential for the operation of a mind. To support this contention, Penrose takes the reader on a dazzling tour that covers such topics as complex numbers, Turing machines, complexity theory, quantum mechanics, formal systems, Godel undecidability, phase spaces, Hilbert spaces, black holes, white holes, Hawking radiation, entropy, quasicrystals, the structure of the brain, and scores of other subjects. Penrose's illuminating (and sometimes amusing) drawings highlight his discussions throughout. As Martin Gardner states in his foreword to the book, "Penrose's achievement in mathematics and physics spring from a lifelong sense of wonder toward the mystery and beauty of being. His little finger tells him that the human mind is more than just a collection of tiny wires and switches." The Emperor's New Mind will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in modern physics and its relation to philosophical issues, as well as to physicists, mathematicians, philosophers and those on either side of the AI debate"--Publisher's description
Awards note
Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 1990.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penrose, Roger
Dewey number
006.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.P415 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Q 335
NLM item number
P417e 1989
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Thought and thinking
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Computers
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computers
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Thinking
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Pensée
  • Sciences
  • Ordinateurs
  • Physique
  • Mathématiques
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computers
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Thought and thinking
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Computers
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Filosofie
  • Denken
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Physique
  • Philosophie des sciences
  • Ciencia
  • Computadoras
  • Física
  • Inteligencia artificial
  • Pensamiento
  • Computers
  • Artificial intelligence
Label
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics, Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-460) 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
Can a computer have a mind? -- Algorithms and turing machines -- Mathematics and reality -- Truth, proof, and insight -- The classical world -- Quantum magic and quantum mystery -- Cosmology and the arrow of time -- In search of quantum gravity -- Real brains and model brains -- Where lies the physics of mind?
Control code
ocm19724273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780099771708
Lccn
89008548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19724273
  • (OCoLC)19724273
Label
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics, Roger Penrose ; foreword by Martin Gardner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-460) 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
Can a computer have a mind? -- Algorithms and turing machines -- Mathematics and reality -- Truth, proof, and insight -- The classical world -- Quantum magic and quantum mystery -- Cosmology and the arrow of time -- In search of quantum gravity -- Real brains and model brains -- Where lies the physics of mind?
Control code
ocm19724273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780099771708
Lccn
89008548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o19724273
  • (OCoLC)19724273

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