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Goodbye Descartes By Keith J. Devlin

Goodbye Descartes
by Keith J. Devlin

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A chronicle of the quest to discover the laws by which the human mind works. The most popular notion, argued particularly by Rene Descartes, is that our thought processes follow the rules of logic. In a wide-ranging historical narrative, this book sets out to disprove this theory.
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Goodbye Descartes: End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind by Keith J. Devlin

"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy..a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." -Publishers Weekly Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin's Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." -American Scientist "Devlin's very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians . the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." -Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified . the author's presentation is a tour de force." -Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader's Subscription

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About Keith J. Devlin

KEITH DEVLIN, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Communication. His previous books include Mathematics: The New Golden Age and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. His television appearances include the BBC/Nova documentary "A Mathematical Mystery Tour." He lives in Moraga, California.

Table of Contents

Patterns of Mind. A Passion for Order. The Laws of Thought. From Symbols to Silicon. The Science of Language. Language in the Mind. Machines that Think. Communication Is the Key. Verbal Tangos. The Cheshire Cat's Grin. Goodbye, Descartes. Selected Further Reading. Index.

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Goodbye Descartes: End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind by Keith J. Devlin
Keith J. Devlin
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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