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Shadows Of The Mind By Roger Penrose

Shadows Of The Mind by Roger Penrose

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'One of the most important works...of the twentieth century' The Times

Shadows of the Mind is a profound exploration of what modern physics has to tell us about the human mind.

A visionary description of what a new physics - one that is adequate to account for our extraordinary brain - might look like.

Shadows Of The Mind Summary

Shadows Of The Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose

'One of the most important works...of the twentieth century' The Times

Shadows of the Mind is a profound exploration of what modern physics has to tell us about the human mind.

A visionary description of what a new physics - one that is adequate to account for our extraordinary brain - might look like. It is also a bold speculation on the biological process that makes consciousness what it is.


In this illuminating book Penrose provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation - something that can't be explained by present-day science.

Shadows Of The Mind Reviews

Penrose has come closer than anyone to a rigorous discussion of the most intriguing problems of all: what are we? How do we think? And what is it that makes us human? * The Times *
Clearly the product of a brilliant mind * Times Literary Supplement *
His book may be the first accessible report to a general readership about the site, if not the actual substance, of the holy grail of consciousness - the precise point where quantum activity interacts with classical physical activity in the brain... His passionate attempt at popular exposition lends importance to a debate that he believes too crucial to be left to the specialists alone * Sunday Times *

About Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose is one the world's foremost theoretical physicists, and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2020. He has won numerous other prizes, including the Albert Einstein Medal, for his fundamental contributions to general relativity and cosmology.

He is the bestselling author of The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe and Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe. His other books include Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, The Emperor's New Mind, Shadows of the Mind and, with Stephen Hawking, The Nature of Space and Time. He is the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Oxford, and lives in Oxford.

Additional information

GOR001418352
9780099582113
0099582112
Shadows Of The Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose
Used - Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-09-07
480
N/A
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