The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The Guardian

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe--and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress--which he argues is potentially boundless--can and cannot happen. Hugely ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.

Author: David Deutsch
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 05/29/2012
Pages: 487
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780143121350
Age Range: 18-UP

About the Author
Born in Haifa, Israel, David Deutsch was educated at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a professor of physics at the University of Oxford, where he is a member of the Centre for Quantum Computation. His papers on quantum computation laid the foundations for that field, and he is an authority on the theory of parallel universes. His honors include the Institute of Physics' Paul Dirac Prize and Medal. The author of The Fabric of Reality, he lives in England.