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The beginning of infinity : explanations that transform the world

by Deutsch, David, 1953-

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"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 pionee... Full description


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Table of 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.