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Infinity And The Mind

Author : Rudy Rucker
ISBN : 9780691191386
Genre : Computers
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A dynamic exploration of infinity In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the “Mindscape,” where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker acquaints us with staggeringly advanced levels of infinity, delves into the depths beneath daily awareness, and explains Kurt Gödel’s belief in the possibility of robot consciousness. In the realm of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise, we gain profound insights into the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. This Princeton Science Library edition includes a new preface by the author.
Category: Computers

Infinity And The Mind

Author : Rudy Rucker
ISBN : 9785885010894
Genre : Philosophy
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The book contains popular expositions (accessible to readers with no more than a high school mathematics background) on the mathematical theory of infinity, and a number of related topics. These include G?del's incompleteness theorems and their relationship to concepts of artificial intelligence and the human mind, as well as the conceivability of some unconventional cosmological models. The material is approached from a variety of viewpoints, some more conventionally mathematical and others being nearly mystical. There is a brief account of the author's personal contact with Kurt G?del.An appendix contains one of the few popular expositions on set theory research on what are known as "strong axioms of infinity."
Category: Philosophy

Infinity And The Brain

Author : Glenn Dudley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111765215
Genre : Religion
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Infinity and the Brain proposes a logical and scientific way to resolve the paradox of mind and matter -- by explaining how the perception of a finite image is dependent upon the contrasting infinitude of God. The theory holds that awareness is equal to a tension between existence and nonexistence, such that the self is illuminated to itself (becomes conscious) to the exact measure that it anticipates the infinitude of its own nonexistence. This "anticipation" is actually a "tendency toward" a loss of structure in accordance with the second law of thermodynamics, a process that is restrained by effort and the consequent wholesness of an image. An understanding of how effort is linked to an image and how both are dependent upon neural systems inseparable from "infinity anticipation" sets the stage for a new worldview -- in which mind is seen as dependent upon the immanence of an infinite God. And because "mind" can be defined by the presence of an image which intrinsically restrains disorder, we see by extrapolation that the entire universe must be fundamentally personal, not objective as currently viewed by modern science. Book jacket.
Category: Religion

Infinity And The Mind

Author : Rudy Rucker
ISBN : 9780691191256
Genre : Mathematics
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A dynamic exploration of infinity In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the “Mindscape,” where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker acquaints us with staggeringly advanced levels of infinity, delves into the depths beneath daily awareness, and explains Kurt Gödel’s belief in the possibility of robot consciousness. In the realm of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise, we gain profound insights into the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. This Princeton Science Library edition includes a new preface by the author.
Category: Mathematics

Infinity And The Mind

Author : Rudy von Bitter Rucker
ISBN : 0586084657
Genre : Infinite
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Infinity And The Mind

Author : Rudy von Bitter Rucker
ISBN : 3764330341
Genre : Mathematics
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An examination of the mathematical, physical, and philosophical aspects of infinity includes discussions of set theory, the theorems of the mathematician, Kurt Godel, and the concepts of space and time
Category: Mathematics

The Mind Of Man

Author : Alfred Smee
ISBN : UOM:39015026435175
Genre : Philosophy of mind
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Category: Philosophy of mind

Satan Cantor And Infinity And Other Mind Bogglin

Author : Raymond M. Smullyan
ISBN : 9780307819826
Genre : Games & Activities
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More than two hundred new and challenging logic puzzles—the simplest brainteaser to the most complex paradoxes in contemporary mathematical thinking—from our topmost puzzlemaster (“the most entertaining logician who ever lived,” Martin Gardner has called him). Our guide to the puzzles is the Sorcerer, who resides on the Island of Knights and Knaves, where knights always tell the truth and knaves always lie, and he introduces us to the amazing magic—logic—that enables to discover which inhabitants are which. Then, in a picaresque adventure in logic, he takes us to the planet Og, to the Island of Partial Silence, and to a land where metallic robots wearing strings of capital letters are noisily duplicating and dismantling themselves and others. The reader’s job is to figure out how it all works. Finally, we accompany the Sorcerer on an alluring tour of Infinity which includes George Cantor’s amazing mathematical insights. The tour (and the book) ends with Satan devising a diabolical puzzle for one of Cantor’s prize students—who outwits him! In sum: a devilish magician’s cornucopia of puzzles—a delight for every age and level of ability.
Category: Games & Activities

A Mind That Feeds Upon Infinity

Author : Jean Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015022060027
Genre : English poetry
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This book's focus is on the socialization of the imagination, and Romantic poetry is viewed as simultaneously a poetry of growth and of defense. This theme is followed in chapters on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, and Shelley, in an attempt to discover how each poet copes with the problem.
Category: English poetry

Mind Tools

Author : Rudy Rucker
ISBN : 0395468108
Genre : Mathematics
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Explores postmodern mathematics, explains the five levels of reality, and discusses new realms such as gigaplexes, pixels, and Hibert space
Category: Mathematics

Mathematics And Mind

Author : Alexander George
ISBN : 9780195079296
Genre : History
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The essays in this volume investigate the conceptual foundations of mathematics illuminating the powers of the mind. Contributors include Alexander George, Michael Dummett, George Boolos, W.W. Tait, Wilfried Sieg, Daniel Isaacson, Charles Parsons, and Michael Hallett.
Category: History

Spectrums

Author : David Blatner
ISBN : 9781408838594
Genre : Physical measurements
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Making sense of the inconceivable.
Category: Physical measurements

Religion And The Modern Mind

Author : Walter Terence Stace
ISBN : UVA:X000225078
Genre : Religion
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An attempt to determine the place of religion in our modern scientific age.
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The Mind Of A Poet

Author : Raymond Dexter Havens
ISBN : UOM:39015081228838
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Keys To Infinity

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : UOM:39015034876170
Genre : Mathematics
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Takes readers through dozens of beguiling math mysteries to reveal the oddity and beauty of the infinite.
Category: Mathematics